Harriet Cooper reviews Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice by Alan Bleakley (Routledge, 2021). Alan Bleakley’s latest book Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice (Routledge, 2021) presents a new vision for what medical education
Des Fitzgerald reviews Revenge of the Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic World by Benjamin Bratton (Verso, 2022). Since mid-2020, a small library’s worth of books on the Covid pandemic has appeared. We have had
Peter Endicott reviews Brainspotting: Adventures in Neurology by A.J. Lees (Notting Hill Editions, 2022). There’s a Mitchell and Webb sketch I was reminded of when reading A.J. Lees’ new book, Brainspotting: Adventures in Neurology. In
Gita Ralleigh reviews , Breast Cancer Inside Out: Bodies, Biographies & Beliefs, edited by Kimberly R. Myers (Peter Lang, 2021) In Breast Cancer Inside Out, Kimberly Myers, a medical humanities scholar who
Joe Wood reviews ON CARE, edited by Rebecca Jagoe and Sharon Kivland (Ma Bibliothèque, 2020) ‘Send fruit’ is apparently what Chileans say over the phone on international calls. Like asking about the weather, this
Claire Jeantils explores David B.’s Epileptic through the lens of graphic medicine, arguing that care must be taken when using illness comics as teaching tools. In 2010, Ian Williams identified the specificities of illness
Katie Salmon reviews Efectos Secundarios: 19 Historietas del COVID (2021), copublished by Astiberri and la Fundación Cultura en Vena. Efectos secundarios (Side Effects) (2021) comprises nineteen graphic narratives from 2020 about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leanne O’Sullivan’s poetry collection A Quarter of an Hour uses imagery of animals and the natural world to create a bridge between illness and health, showing how understanding and acceptance can be as indispensable in
Susie Russell reviews Viral Loads: Anthropologies of urgency in the time of COVID-19, edited by Lenore Manderson, Nancy J. Burke and Ayo Wahlberg (UCL Press, 2021). There is something eerie about reading Viral Loads
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