Figuring a Grotesque
Penfield Archives, Osler Library of the History of Medicine This hand drawn illustration rendered in black ink shows two mirror image outlines of cross sections of the cerebral cortex comprised of segmented lines each of which is labeled with the part of the body to which that part of the brain corresponds. Curving around
I have perhaps an unpopular position to declare: Although pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an enormous biomedical breakthrough in the prevention of HIV, it also symbolizes much of what is wrong in current global health practice.
Since 2013, I have been working on HIV prevention research in Kenya, which, as pointed out in this series introduction, has the second highest …
stratification practices have long been used as a means to produce and make
sense of cancer, distinguishing ‘types’,
tumour development stages, and even patients’ sociodemographic profiles.
However, interest in stratification; that is, the process of dividing oncology
populations into clinically meaningful subtypes, has been re-invigorated by two
recent developments in medicine and healthcare. First, an increased awareness
The AusSTS Interdisciplinary
workshop took place at Deakin University, in Melbourne, Australia from the 3rd
to the 5th of July 2019.
The workshop quite
literally started with a confession of the feeling of insecurity that surfaces
when you step into an interdisciplinary setting. Cordelia Fine, opening Keynote
of the 3-day workshop, began her lecture ‘50 Shades of Grey …
McGill University’s Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, which hosted a conference this summer on global mental health, has started a blog and posted several video interviews with participants from the conference. These are excellent short summaries of particular issues or positions around global mental health, which could very readily be used in a teaching context. In the …
In late October my department (Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago) hosted a talk by Laurence Kirmayer of McGill University. I’m pleased to present the full video of the lecture here. The talk, titled “Revisioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health,” is a broad and synthetic overview of Dr. Kirmayer’s thinking on psychiatry and mental …