Holly Coltart

Holly Coltart is a junior doctor and an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice at St George's University, London. She received her MbChB in Medicine with an intercalated BSc in Medical Humanities from the University of Glasgow. She holds an MA in Medical Anthropology from Harvard University.

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Medicalization and resocialization: the future of social medicine

Medicalization and resocialization: the future of social medicine


Social medicine, an approach that centres the social conditions of life as the cause of health and illness, can be thought of as an effort to ‘resocialize’ medicine. It is an attempt to reverse the narrowing of the medical gaze on the minutiae of material biology within individual bodies as the sole explanation for disease, […]