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Medicine, the Humanities, and the Human Sciences, Panel 1

General Programming

April 12, 2013

Taking “medical humanities” as its subject, the two-day conference considers some of the investigations and interventions made by those who study illness and health from the perspectives of the arts, humanities, and human sciences. Presentations by medical practitioners, historians, social justice advocates, medical journalists, disability studies and narrative studies scholars will be interspersed with readings by poets and novelists, reports from the field, and a theatrical performance. This panel discussed "Medicine, Humanities, and the Human Sciences: A Historical Perspective."