July 12-14, 2015, Dartmouth University. Gathered scholars and practitioners in medical humanities to discuss research being done under this rubric in a number of disciplines.


2015 Dartmouth Summer Institute Summary

Speakers and topics covered in the summer institute are listed here. Jonathan Metzl (Vanderbilt University) delivered a keynote lecture entitled “The Politics of Health: Building an Interdisciplinary Pre-Health Curriculum Around the Complex Meanings of Health and Illness.” Brian Hurwitz (MD/PhD King’s College London) delivered the second keynote lecture, "Can an Essay Transform a Medical Field?"







Document (pdf) uploaded by John McGowan to 2015 CHCI Medical Humanities Institute | 14 Jan 2016

Story as Evidence, Evidence as Story, by Louise Aronson

One morning last year,driving between my clinic and our medical school, I tuned in to the middle of a locally produced, nationally respected radio news program expecting a conversation about the latest international crisis. Instead, the guest was a clinician-scientist discuss-ing several recent articles challenging our current beliefs about and uses of mammography, including under-reporting of harms, high rates of false-positives,screening-age controversies, and how women would make ...


Slideshow (ppt) uploaded by Deborah Jenson to 2015 CHCI Medical Humanities Institute | 14 Jan 2016

NEUROHUMANITIES AND “GLOBAL HEALTH HUMANITIES” AT DUKE (ppt)

How can neuroscience and literature illuminate each other?


Slideshow (ppt) uploaded by Margaret Humphreys to 2015 CHCI Medical Humanities Institute | 14 Jan 2016

Images: Values & Teaching (ppt)

These Images accompanied the talk given by Margaret Humphreys.


Document (pdf) uploaded by Maria Vaccarella to 2015 CHCI Medical Humanities Institute | 14 Jan 2016

Narrating Decay

The title of my presentation today was inspired by a vivid image in Simone de Beauvoir’s "A Very Easy Death", published in France as Une mort très douce in 1964, her memoir in which she chronicles the last days of her mother Françoise, at first hospitalized for a femoral fracture and later diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer...


Document (Word) uploaded by Margaret Humphreys to 2015 CHCI Medical Humanities Institute | 14 Jan 2016

Values & Teaching

My name is Margaret Humphreys, and I am trained in both medical history and medicine. At Duke I teach medical history courses to undergraduates and organize the medical humanities research track within the medical school. Today I am going to talk about values in the context of the ways teaching can reach undergraduates (many of them pre-meds) and medical students...