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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

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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

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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

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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

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Charms and Other Anxious Objects

By Paul Coldwell Charms and other Anxious Objects, my recent exhibit at The Freud Museum, was the result of an invitation to contribute to the Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014. Curated by the Mental Health Foundation and taking place throughout June 2014, the initiative is

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Charms and Other Anxious Objects

By Paul Coldwell Charms and other Anxious Objects, my recent exhibit at The Freud Museum, was the result of an invitation to contribute to the Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014. Curated by the Mental Health Foundation and taking place throughout June 2014, the initiative is

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A Botched Job: Surgery and the Politics of Pain

By Michael Brown In July 1824, an anonymous correspondent wrote to the newly-founded English medical journal, The Lancet, to report on an operation he had witnessed at the United Hospitals of Guy’s and St Thomas’, London. The operation was a

L0058053 Lithotomy instrument set, London, England, 1810-1850

A Botched Job: Surgery and the Politics of Pain

By Michael Brown In July 1824, an anonymous correspondent wrote to the newly-founded English medical journal, The Lancet, to report on an operation he had witnessed at the United Hospitals of Guy’s and St Thomas’, London. The operation was a

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The Raw Fear of Being a Patient

By Danielle Ofri When my son was 18 months old, his doctor recommended that he get tympanostomy tubes in his ears because of recurrent ear infections. He might not be hearing clearly during this critical stage of language development. Being

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The Raw Fear of Being a Patient

By Danielle Ofri When my son was 18 months old, his doctor recommended that he get tympanostomy tubes in his ears because of recurrent ear infections. He might not be hearing clearly during this critical stage of language development. Being

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The Arch of Hysteria

By Rob Boddice  Louise Bourgeois’ The Arch of Hysteria (1993) is well known for its subversion of the typical gendering of the hysteric, placing the curved, taut frame associated with Charcot’s Salpêtrière female patients into an unmistakeably male form. Even

Louise-Bourgeois-Arch-of-Hysteria-1993

The Arch of Hysteria

By Rob Boddice  Louise Bourgeois’ The Arch of Hysteria (1993) is well known for its subversion of the typical gendering of the hysteric, placing the curved, taut frame associated with Charcot’s Salpêtrière female patients into an unmistakeably male form. Even