The seventh of our Waiting Times takeover series is a collaborative review of Martin O’Brien’s performance and lecture at the Horse Hospital in London. Ed Garland focusses on sonic experience while Amy Grandvoinet takes
Eleanor Shaw analyses the role of privilege, gender, racism, and sexism in the making of academic journals in the medical humanities. In the past few years, the critical turn in the medical humanities has
Jessica Vaughn argues for the use of the humanities in nursing education, urging fellow practitioners to empower patients through the medical humanities. As I approach my final year as a student nurse and reflect
Julie Lang reviews ‘Quality of Life: A Post-Pandemic Philosophy of Medicine’ (Imprint Academic, 2021) by Robin Downie. Medicine, morality and ethics: a cultural context for health education Robin Downie, Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the
The Polyphony’s very own Associate Editor Chase Ledin reviews Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training (New York: New York University Press, 2020) by Kelly Underman. Feeling Medicine investigates the role of the
Adam Hayden reviews Dien Ho’s A Philosopher Goes to the Doctor: A Critical Look at Philosophical Assumptions in Medicine (Routledge: 2019). Dien Ho is a philosopher who goes to the doctor, in his book with
Epidemiology is a hot topic in the COVID-19 era. Institutions like the World Health Organization, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the loci of epidemiological
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