Monday, October 30, 2006

Medical humanities resouce list

The latest issue of the Health Libraries Group Newsletter, available as a pdf on the CILIP site, contains a useful resource list on medical humanities devised by Keith Nockels.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Medical blogging

I see there was a presentation on medical blogging at the Medical Humanities Conference, on 4 and 5 September at King's College London, building blogs in medicine by Giskin Day & Alexander Hamilton authors of this medical humanties blog, which appears to be Imperial-based. I can't see that the presentation is available online though.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

FT on medical humanities

Saturday's Financial Times ran a interview by Margaret McCartney with Mike Baum, visiting professor of medical humanities at University College London. The full text online is only available to subscribers.

McCartney, Margaret

"I just get that fire in my belly"

FT Weekend July22/July 23 2006 W3

Margaret McCartney is a Scottish GP who writes the FT Weekend's health column.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

New medical humanities site

I discovered this through the technorati search: it seems to be predominantly by Imperial medical students interested in medicine and the humanities, but has wider relevance. It has a number of interesting features, including a side bar giving details of forthcoming medical programmes on the television...mostly soaps I'm afraid, though that may be an accurate reflection of television's coverage of medical issues.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Student view of medical humanities

The Student BMJ carries an article by Alex Hamilton giving a student view of medical humanities:
Hamilton Alex J
A creative intercalated experience
studentBMJ 2006;14:133 - 7 6 April

Monday, February 06, 2006

John Salinsky on Medicine and Literature: 23 March 2006

John Salinsky, author of Medicine and Literature: a doctor's companion to the classics Abingdon, Radcliffe: 2002, will be speaking at the Sussex Sub-Branch AGM of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
The meeting is open to all, and takes place from 5.30 to 8.30 pm on Thursday 23 March in the Lecture Hall of the Audrey Emerton Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE. Travel advice may be found here
Library staff will be offering tours of the Audrey Emerton Education Centre.
A light buffet with wine and soft drinks will be served.
The event is free but places are limited so booking is essential. Contact Amanda Lackey by email or by telephone: 01444 474968

Friday, February 03, 2006

BSMS History of Medicine Society: inaugural meeting

From an e-mail from Christopher Ward & Anita Wale, President & Vice President of the
BSMS History of Medicine Society.

The BSMS History of Medicine Society cordially invites you to attend our inaugural lecture on the 8th of February, 6 pm, Medical School Building, University of Sussex Campus. The talk will be followed by refreshments in the foyer.

Prof. Rodney Taylor, Consultant Gastroenterologist and President of the Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London will be delivering a lecture entitled Diagnosis… How did we get to where we are today? We anticipate that this lecture will be the first in an established lecture series designed to enhance an appreciation of medicine, both past and present, for staff and students alike!

We pride ourselves on our close relationship with the faculty at every level. We cannot adequately express our gratitude for the many academics and administrators who have made significant contributions to the inception of this Society. We are delighted to extend our invitation to the faculty in order that your kind selves may continue to share in this exciting venture with us. This is the one not to be missed!

Medicine and the Body Politic

I saw an advertisement in the London Review of Books, but there's also more on the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics website, announcing their inaugural conference to take place at the University of Brighton 21 - 22 September 2006. Abstracts close on 28 February 2006. Helem Smith is one of the keynote speakers.