Literature and Medicine is the official journal of The Institute for the Medical Humanities.Volume: 30 (2012)
For more than a quarter of a century, Literature and Medicine has published quality scholarly essays exploring interdisciplinary connections between literary understanding and medical knowledge and practice. Disease, illness and health, medical science, trauma, and the body are examined through literary, medical, and cultural texts. The journal’s readership includes health care professionals as well as scholars of literature, history, writing, narrative, rhetoric, trauma, anthropology, culture, and critical theory. Special issues of the journal have provided invaluable, extended examinations of important areas including Difference and Identity; Genomics, Literature, Visual Arts, and Culture; and most recently, Cancer Stories. Literature and Medicine features one thematic and one general issue each year. Literature and Medicine is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the Program in Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.