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The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton, Jennifer Richards, Anne Whitehead, and Angela Woods


The medical humanities, we claim, names a series of intersections, exchanges and entanglements between the biomedical sciences, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences. The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities introduces the ideas, individuals and scholarly approaches that are currently shaping the field. The medical humanities is an area of inquiry that is highly interdisciplinary, rapidly expanding and increasingly globalised. As this Introduction and the chapters that follow demonstrate, The Companion is both a reinvigoration and a critical reorientation of the me ... More

Keywords: Medical humanities, ethics, medical ethics, bioethics, critical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474400046
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400046.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Atkinson, editor
University of Newcastle

Jane Macnaughton, editor
Durham University

Jennifer Richards, editor
Durham University

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Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods

Part I Evidence and Experiment

1 Entangling the Medical Humanities

Des Fitzgerald and Felicity Callard

4 The Lived Genome

Christoph Rehmann-Sutter and Dana Mahr

Part II The Body and The Senses

9 Picturing Pain

Suzannah Biernoff

12 Reframing Fatness: Critiquing ‘Obesity’

Bethan Evans and Charlotte Cooper

15 The Anatomy of the Renaissance Voice

Jennifer Richards and Richard Wistreich

Part III Mind, Imagination, Affect

Part IV Health, Care, Citizens