Medical humanities and cultural studies: lessons learned from an NEH Institute.

Susan M. Squier, Anne Hunsaker Hawkins

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In this essay, the directors of an NEH Institute on "Medicine, Literature, and Culture" consider the lessons they learned by bringing humanities scholars to a teaching hospital for a month-long institute that mingled seminar discussions, outside speakers and clinical observations. In an exchange of letters, they discuss the productive tensions inherent in approaching medicine from multiple perspectives, and they argue the case for a broader conception of medical humanities that incorporates the methodologies of cultural studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-253
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of medical humanities
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy


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