December’s issues have many great topics of interest:
In Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, David B. Resnik examines the relationship between the subject and the clinician-scientist in The clinical investigator-subject relationship: a contextual approach.
Atnon Oleinik proposes a “transactional” solution to the problems related to communication in science while Naomi Beck discusses the complex relationship between economics and evolutionary biology within Hayek’s understanding of scientific approach in this month’s issue of Science in Context.
This month’s Social History of Medicine, Medical Refugees in Britain and the Wider World, 1930-1960 and Focus on Medicine and War are large sections highlighting medicine within these historical contexts.
Among many articles in this month’s issue, Borsay’s examination of Picasso’s pre-WWI works as it reflects modern conceptualizations of health and healthcare might be of special interest as well as KG White’s postulation that Jane Austen succumbed to bovine tuberculosis instead of the commonly attributed tubercular Addison’s. For those interested in the relationship between humanities and medicine, check out Medical Humanities.
Lastly, in this month’s issue of Social Studies of Science, David Armstrong examines behavior as a concept taken for granted in public health, and Gerhard Sonnert analyzes the role of parents in scientific career choice, Edmund Ramsden explores demography, eugenics, and the stigma attributed to it, and Ulf Mellström investigates the causes behind female dominance of the computer science field in Malaysia.