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On Jihad and Leprosy: Rebellion of Leprosy Sufferers against Dutch Rule after the Aceh War

By Leo Van Bergen At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Dutch East Indies Army gained control of the most northern part of the expansive island of Sumatra, called Aceh. For thirty years the Aceh people had kept colonization at

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On Jihad and Leprosy: Rebellion of Leprosy Sufferers against Dutch Rule after the Aceh War

By Leo Van Bergen At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Dutch East Indies Army gained control of the most northern part of the expansive island of Sumatra, called Aceh. For thirty years the Aceh people had kept colonization at

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‘The Touch of a Man’: Gender and Male-Caregiving in the Royal Army Medical Corps in WW1

By Jessica Meyer In 1907, The British Journal of Nursing published an article announcing the foundation of ‘a society to be known as “The Navy and Army Male Nursing Co-operation”, the objects being to enable First Class Orderlies to find

Join the Royal Army Medical Corps-2
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‘The Touch of a Man’: Gender and Male-Caregiving in the Royal Army Medical Corps in WW1

By Jessica Meyer In 1907, The British Journal of Nursing published an article announcing the foundation of ‘a society to be known as “The Navy and Army Male Nursing Co-operation”, the objects being to enable First Class Orderlies to find

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THE TABLET: Tom Koch on Ebola and Disease Maps

In our new audio series of interviews with leading figures in the medical humanities, Kate Womersley talks to Tom Koch about mapping disease, Ebola, and the history of epidemics. Tom Koch is a medical ethicist, geographer and the author of

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THE TABLET: Tom Koch on Ebola and Disease Maps

In our new audio series of interviews with leading figures in the medical humanities, Kate Womersley talks to Tom Koch about mapping disease, Ebola, and the history of epidemics. Tom Koch is a medical ethicist, geographer and the author of

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Lost Places

By Lisa Haushofer On an uninviting Sunday morning in January, I was driving south from Berlin when I passed a sign for “Beelitz-Heilstätten,” a derelict and abandoned 19th century tuberculosis hospital. I recognized it immediately as one of the most

Featured image [Daniel Schmitt, Beelitz Heilstätten 1. © Daniel Schmitt]

Lost Places

By Lisa Haushofer On an uninviting Sunday morning in January, I was driving south from Berlin when I passed a sign for “Beelitz-Heilstätten,” a derelict and abandoned 19th century tuberculosis hospital. I recognized it immediately as one of the most

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A Brief Reflection on Maps

By Kate Womersley You would certainly know about ‘Intensive Care’ if you happened to be either an immunologist or a poet. Miroslav Holub was both. He collected a book of verses under this title in 1996. “In scientific circles I try

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A Brief Reflection on Maps

By Kate Womersley You would certainly know about ‘Intensive Care’ if you happened to be either an immunologist or a poet. Miroslav Holub was both. He collected a book of verses under this title in 1996. “In scientific circles I try

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Archive Magpie, Vol. 3

More fodder for the medical historian fresh from the archives, this time from the Countway Library at Harvard and the Rubinstein Library at Duke University. Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine Peter Bent Brigham

Magpir Quill

Archive Magpie, Vol. 3

More fodder for the medical historian fresh from the archives, this time from the Countway Library at Harvard and the Rubinstein Library at Duke University. Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine Peter Bent Brigham

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Unassigned Reading

With the arrival of the New Year, a buffet table of possible resolutions presents itself. Your doctor might advise giving up alcohol or visiting the gym more often. A life-enhancing but less painful commitment would be to read one book from our list below. Each comes

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Unassigned Reading

With the arrival of the New Year, a buffet table of possible resolutions presents itself. Your doctor might advise giving up alcohol or visiting the gym more often. A life-enhancing but less painful commitment would be to read one book from our list below. Each comes