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Humanities and Medicine Study Group

The Humanities and Medicine Study Group was founded in Fall 2009 as a means for cross-disciplinary discussions about the relationship between the Humanities and Medicine. The group's shared readings range widely across countries, groups, and medical issues. Questions relating to the dialogue between the Humanities and Medicine as integral to the evolving nature of each and their impact on specific cultures, as we explore questions of ethics, practice, experimentation, and clinical study.

In addition to discussions of shared readings, members present their own research in progress for discussion. The interdisciplinarity of the group--ten members from anthropology, English, history, modern languages, nursing, and public health--helps each of us think beyond the borders of a specific discipline as a means of better understanding the integral nature of the Humanities and Medicine in any culture.

The group meets monthly. For inquiries, please contact Sharon Harris.

Medicine and Literature