Akiko Hart, Tehseen Noorani and Mary Sadid point to orientalism in critical mental health discourses and practices, and invite contributions that help us trace, resist and overturn these problematic tendencies across mental healthcare, wellbeing
Xiao-Yang Gu explores the tension between two different diagnosis methods of diabetes in 1920s China and the consequent changes in the power dynamics in the clinical context. In the early 1900s, diabetes was defined
MedHums 101: Dr Caroline Rusterholz offers a historical perspective on reproductive rights that reveals the key role activism has always played in this area. The overturn of ‘Roe v. Wade’ in the US has sparked worldwide
In our new ‘MedHums 101’ series exploring the key concepts, debates and historical points of the medical humanities, Kate Errington gives a general history of the subject: it’s been around longer than you might
Chris Otter explores the planetary significance of plaque and the Anthropocene In 1978, the Scottish doctor Walter Yellowlees, an advocate of whole foods and healthy nutrition, stated: I believe it to be true that
Reiko Kanazawa reflects on a workshop series about Scotland and AIDS crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organising a workshop during a pandemic is daunting. So also is talking about AIDS while each country is
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