Reading Group: Surgery, Thursday 23 February 2017

In our first session of Spring term, we will explore themes relating to surgery via two set texts. Henry Marsh’s Do No Harm (2014) is an account of his work as a neurosurgeon in the NHS. We will also read a short extract from Samer Nashef’s The Naked Surgeon (2015), which details his experiences working as a heart surgeon.

Do No Harm is available for around £5-10 online (including postage); the extract from The Naked Surgeon is available via the Reading Group’s shared dropbox folder (for further details of how to access, please contact Heather Tilley).

We will meet on Thursday 23 February, 3-4.30pm in Room BO2, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD.

For more information about travelling to Birkbeck School of Arts, click here.

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from colleagues interested and engaged in these areas.

For details of previous sessions, please click here.


Image details: William Brooker (1918–1983), Surgery (The Separation of Siamese Twins). Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection © the artist’s estate. Photo credit: Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection


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