Reproduction on Film

By Anna McFarlane This special issue of the British Journal for the History of Science, entitled ‘Reproduction on Film’, is a rich seme for those of us in the medical humanities with interests in history and representation (whether through literature, film, or any other medium). The articles gathered here investigate the two-way influence between medicine […]

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Two Bullets: One to the Head, Another to the Heart

The Unknown Sweet Potato Seller, directed by Ahmed Roshdy, with Khaled Abol Naga and Tara Emad. Winner of Best Animated Film at the Miami Short Film Festival 2017. Reviewed by Professor Robert Abrams, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Weill Cornell University Mr Abol Naga, who plays himself as the film’s central character, is an important […]

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Primum Non Nocere: An Artist’s Perspective into the World of Medicine

This guest blog post comes from Emma Barnard, a London based visual artist specialising in lens-based media and interdisciplinary practice and research within Fine Art and Medicine. Her solo retrospective exhibition Primum Non Nocere, focuses on the patient experience. The show has its private viewing on the 15th September 18.00-21.00, and then runs from the 16th September […]

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Art review: chronic conditions and the digital age

Changing Lanes: Art in long term conditions in the digital age – new ways to adapt By Shanali Perera Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases are the largest growing burden of long term disability in the UK, affecting over 10 million adults. The concept of empowering patients to better engage with self-management of their long-term conditions is changing […]

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Art Review: Visions of Multiple Sclerosis

  Hannah Laycocks’s Visions of Multiple Sclerosis: Perceiving Identity Reviewed by Shahd Alshammari, PhD.   When artists’ work is considered provocative, you usually think that their choice of subject is taboo. While certainly not “taboo”, the disabled body, and even more interestingly the “invisible disabled body”, in itself a paradox, is a subject that medical […]

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Art, Life and Illness

  David Marron: Encounters   Columba Quigley David Marron, Geras 3, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist and GV Art, London I was fortunate to catch this exhibition, held over the May Bank Holiday weekend at Lumen Studios, The Crypt, St John on Bethnal Green. David Marron is both an artist and a paramedic. The exhibition […]

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