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A Manic Mind

By Lisa Hermsen I procrastinated with the opening for this blog post. I have been researching and writing about the historical contexts of the word “mania” for years now. During procrastination, writers do odd things – bake quiche, clean ceiling

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A Manic Mind

By Lisa Hermsen I procrastinated with the opening for this blog post. I have been researching and writing about the historical contexts of the word “mania” for years now. During procrastination, writers do odd things – bake quiche, clean ceiling

Ultrasound scan of twenty week old foetus

Family Emotional Economies and Disability at Birth

By Barbara Brookes As a so-called ‘obstetric antique’, having my second child at 35 (in 1990) and my third at nearly 41, I was twice offered, and twice took, the opportunity to have amniocentesis. Both times I felt like a

Ultrasound scan of twenty week old foetus

Family Emotional Economies and Disability at Birth

By Barbara Brookes As a so-called ‘obstetric antique’, having my second child at 35 (in 1990) and my third at nearly 41, I was twice offered, and twice took, the opportunity to have amniocentesis. Both times I felt like a

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Unassigned Reading

Oliver Wendell Holmes, the nineteenth-century doctor and poet, once said that “The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, ‘The medicines of the soul.’” REMEDIA has

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Unassigned Reading

Oliver Wendell Holmes, the nineteenth-century doctor and poet, once said that “The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, ‘The medicines of the soul.’” REMEDIA has

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Honest Darwin

By Kate Womersley There were times when Charles Darwin found it difficult to trust his own species. Writing to the philosopher, William Graham, in 1881, he described how “horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man’s mind, which has

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Honest Darwin

By Kate Womersley There were times when Charles Darwin found it difficult to trust his own species. Writing to the philosopher, William Graham, in 1881, he described how “horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man’s mind, which has

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Music, Emotions and Well-Being

By Penelope Gouk Emotions are central to any investigations into music and medicine, as music has long been understood to alter internal states of body and mind. Music can function as an emotional tool to enhance or undermine well-being. The

music-emotions_conference_image

Music, Emotions and Well-Being

By Penelope Gouk Emotions are central to any investigations into music and medicine, as music has long been understood to alter internal states of body and mind. Music can function as an emotional tool to enhance or undermine well-being. The

L0058214 Sample pack of Tofranil capsules to treat depression, Englan

Disordered Emotions

By Åsa Jansson I As a historian of the emotions, I am intrigued by the idea – so prevalent in the late-modern world – that our emotions can be a source and site of pathology, of illness; that there is a

L0058214 Sample pack of Tofranil capsules to treat depression, Englan

Disordered Emotions

By Åsa Jansson I As a historian of the emotions, I am intrigued by the idea – so prevalent in the late-modern world – that our emotions can be a source and site of pathology, of illness; that there is a

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Pregnancy, Pain and the Profession

By Whitney Wood Pregnancy is an anxiety-ridden period for many expectant parents. In recent years, newspapers, the popular press, women’s magazines, and a growing body of “mommy blogs” have increasingly suggested that the fear of childbirth has become “a modern

V0014925 An obese midwife on her way to a labour in the early hours o

Pregnancy, Pain and the Profession

By Whitney Wood Pregnancy is an anxiety-ridden period for many expectant parents. In recent years, newspapers, the popular press, women’s magazines, and a growing body of “mommy blogs” have increasingly suggested that the fear of childbirth has become “a modern