• Medicine, Health, and Publics, Association for the Rhetoric of Science & Technology (ARST) Preconference, held in conjunction with the 16th Annual Conference, Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, May 24-25
  • The Biopsychosocial and Other Models for Psychiatry: Philosophical Perspectives, 24th Annual Meeting, Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, Philadelphia, May 5-6
  • Paranoia and Pain Embodied in Psychology, Literature and Bioscience, Inaugural Literature and Science Conference, School of English, University of Liverpool, April 2-4


  • The Philosophy of Epidemiology: Conceptual Issues in Epidemiological Methodology, Population Health Policy, and the Use of Scientific Evidence in Law, University of Johannesburg, December 12-13

  • Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, University of the Basque Country, November 2-3

  • Medical Humanities Conference, Western Michigan University, September 29-30
  • Philosophy of Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling Studies and School of Philosophy, University of East Anglia, July 8-11

  • Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine, Uppsala University, May 18-21

  • The Stimulated Body and the Arts: the Nervous System and Nervousness in the History of Aesthetics, Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Durham University, February 17-18


  • Health, Embodiment, and Visual Culture: Engaging Publics and Pedagogies, McMaster University, November 19-20
  • Narratives of Health and Illness, Nordic Network for Gender, Body, Health, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, September 16-17
  • Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease, Oriel College, University of Oxford, September 11-13
  • Emotions and Feelings in Psychiatric Illness, Durham University, September 8-11
  • Knowledge, Ethics and Representations of Medicine and Health: Historical Perspectives, Society for the Social History of Medicine, University of Durham and University of Newcastle, July 8-11
  • Knowledge and Pain, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 24-26
  • First International Conference on Medical Imaging and Philosophy: Challenges, Reflections and Actions, Villa Eberhardt, Ulm, May 21-22
  • Phenomenology and the Vulnerable Body: the Experience of Illness, Department of Philosophy, University of Hull, May 6-7
  • 83rd Annual Meeting, American Association for the History of Medicine, Rochester, MN, April 29-May 2
  • Progress in Medicine, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, April 13-15


  • Philosophy of Medicine Workshop, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, October 28
  • Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, Department of Philosophy and Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, October 19-20
  • The Humanities in Medicine and Medical Education, Annual Symposium, New York Academy of Medicine, October 7-8
  • Workshop on the Philosophy of Medicine, Centre for Logic, Philosophy and History of Science (ZLWWG), University of Rostock, July 31-August 1
  • Biomedical Ontology, SUNY, Buffalo, July 24-26
  • Culture-Bound Syndromes, Third Workshop of the Concepts of Health, Illness and Disease Project, Lancaster Univesity, July 7
  • Taking the Body Seriously, Sixth Annual Conference, UK and Ireland Association for Medical Humanities, University of Durham, July 6-8
  • Workshop on Rhetoric of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, June 26-28
  • Narrative Medicine and Rare Diseases, Aula Pocchiari Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, June 26
  • Les Catégories de Sexe et de Race dans les Sciences Biomédicales Contemporaines, UFR de Philosophie, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, May 29




  • Implicit Knowledge in Medicine, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, Lancaster University, October 20

  • Medicine and the Body Politic, Inaugural conference, Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, University of Brighton, September 21-22


  • The Concept of Disease, Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds, June 27-28
  • Biomedicine within the Limits of Human Existence: Biomedical Technology and Practice Reconsidered, Doorn (near Utrecht), Netherlands, April 8-13

















Book Series:


  • Anthologies:

    • General:

      • Bynum, W. F., Anne Hardy, Stephen Jacyna, Christopher Lawrence, and E. M. Tansley, eds.  The Western Medical Tradition, 1800-2000.  Cambridge: CUP, 2006.
    • Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry:

    • Rhetoric and Sociology of Medicine and Psychiatry:
      • Davis, Lennard, ed.  The Disability Studies Reader.  2nd Ed.  New York: Routledge, 2006.
      • Evans, Martyn, and Ilora Finlay, eds.  Medical Humanities.  London: BMJ Books, 2001.
      • Greenhalgh, Trisha, and Brian Hurwitz, eds.  Narrative-Based Medicine―Sprechende Medizin.  Bern: Huber, 2005.
      • Hawkins, Anne, and Marilyn McEntyre, eds.  Teaching Literature and Medicine.  New York: MLA, 2000.
      • Heifferon, Barbara, and Stuart Brown, eds.  The Rhetoric of Healthcare: Essays toward a New Disciplinary InquiryCresswell, NJ:  Hampton Press, 2007.
      • Klaver, Elizabeth, ed.  The Body in Medical Culture.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2009.
      • Mattingly, Cheryl, and Linda Garro, eds.  Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing.  Berkeley: U of California P, 2000.
      • Mitchell, David, and Sharon Snyder, eds.  The Body and Physical Difference: Discourses of Disability.  Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1997.
      • Nadelhaft, Ruth, and Victoria Bonebakker, eds.  Imagine What It's Like: a Literature and Medicine Anthology.  U of Hawaii P, 2008.
      • Ormiston, Gayle L., and Raphael Sassower, eds.  Prescriptions: the Dissemination of Medical Authority.  New York: Greenwood, 1990.
      • Raoul, V., et al., eds.  Unfitting Stories: Narrative Approaches to Disease, Disability, and Trauma.  2007.
      • Selzer, Jack, and Sharon Crowley, eds.  Rhetorical Bodies.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1999.
      • Shailand, Andrew, and Gillian Howieeds, eds.  Menstruation: a Cultural History. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
      • Treichler, Paula, Lisa Cartwright, and Constance Penley, eds.  The Visible Woman: Imaging Technologies, Gender, and Science.  New York: New York UP, 1998.
      • Tremain, Shelley, ed.  Foucault and the Government of Disability.  Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2005.
      • Wilson, James, and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, eds.  Embodied Rhetorics: Disability in Language and Culture.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2001.
  • Selected Individual Works:

    • General:

    • Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry:

      • Cooper, Rachel.  Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science.  Cheshire: Acumen, 2007.

      • Dumit, Joseph.  Picturing Personhood: Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2003.

      • Graham, George.  The Disordered Mind: an Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness.  London: Routledge, 2009.

      • Kandel, Eric R.  Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and the New Biology Of Mind.  American Psychiatric Publishing, 2005.

      • Murphy, Dominic.  Psychiatry in the Scientific Image.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.
      • Shorter, Edward, and David Healy.  Shock Therapy: a History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness.  2007.
      • Shorter, Edward.  A Historical Dictionary of Psychiatry2005.
      • Shorter, Edward.  Written in the Flesh: a History of Desire2005.
      • Shorter, Edward.  A History of Psychiatry from the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac1997.
      • Shorter, Edward.  From Paralysis to Fatigue: a History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era.  1992.
      • Sveneaus, Frederik.  The Hermeneutics of Medicine and the Phenomenology of Health.  1999.

      • Toombs, S. Kay.  "The Meaning of Illness: a Phenomenological Account of the Different Perspectives of Physician and Patient."  Philosophy and Medicine 42 (1993): .

    • Rhetoric and Sociology of Medicine and Psychiatry:

      • Anderson, Charles M.  Richard Selzer and the Rhetoric of Surgery.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1989 .

      • Armstrong, David.  A New History of Identity: a Sociology of Medical KnowledgeLondon:  Palgrave-Macmillan, 2002.

      • Armstrong, David.  Political Anatomy of the Body: Medical Knowledge in Britain in the Twentieth Century.  Cambridge: CUP, 1984.

    • Berkenkotter, Carol.  Patient Tales: Case Histories and the Uses of Narrative in Psychiatry Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2008.

    • Blume, Stuart S.  "The Rhetoric and Counter-Rhetoric of a ‘Bionic’ Technology."  Science, Technology, and Human Values 22.1 (1997): 31-36.

    • Britt, Elizabeth.  Conceiving Normalcy: Rhetoric, Law, and the Double Binds of Infertility.  Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2001.

    • Brueggemann, Brenda.   Lend Me Your Ear: Rhetorical Constructions of Deafness.  Washington DC:  Gallaudet UP, 1999.

      • Capps, Lisa, and Elinor Ochs.  Constructing Panic.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1995.

      • Cartwright, Lisa.  Screening the Body: Tracing Medicine’s Visual Culture.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1995.

      • Caruth, Cathy, ed.  Trauma: Explorations in Memory.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1995.

      • Charon, Rita.  Narrative Medicine: Honoring Stories of Illness.  Oxford: OUP, 2006.

      • Couser, Thomas.  Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life-Writing.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1997.

      • Davis, Lennard.  Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body.  New York: Verso, 1995.

      • Derkatch, Colleen, and Judy Segal.  "Realms of Rhetoric in Health and Medicine."  University of Toronto Medical Journal 83 (2005): 138-142.

      • Diedrich, Lisa.  Treatments: Languages, Politics, and the Culture of Illness.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2007.

      • Dumit, Joseph.  Picturing Personhood: Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2004.

      • Epstein, Julia.  Altered Conditions: Disease, Medicine, and Storytelling.  New York: Routledge, 1995.

      • Epstein, Steven.  Impure Science: AIDS, Activism, and the Politics of Knowledge.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1996.

      • Frank, Jerome.  Persuasion and Healing: a Comparative Study of Psychotherapy.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1961.

      • Graham, F. Scott.  "Agency and the Rhetoric of Medicine: Biomedical Brain Scans and the Ontology of Fibromyalgia."  Technical Communication Quarterly 18.4 (2009): .

      • Gwyn, R.  Communicating Health and Illness.  London: Sage, 2002.

      • Hacking, Ian.  Rewriting the Soul: Multiple Personality and the Sciences of Memory.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1995.

      • Harter, Lynn, Phyllis Japp, and Christine Beck.  Narratives, Health, and Healing: Communication Theory, Research, and Practice.  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2005.

      • Hawkins, Anne.  Reconstructing Illness: Studies in Pathography.  2nd Ed.  West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue UP, 1999.

      • Hunter, Kathryn.  Doctors’ Stories: the Narrative Structure of Medical Knowledge.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1991.

      • Hurwitz, Brian.  "Form and Representation in Clinical Case Reports."  Literature and Medicine 25 (2006): 216-240.

      • Hyde, Michael.  The Call of Conscience.  Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2008.

      • Hyde, Michael.  "Medicine, Rhetoric, and Euthanasia: a Case Study in the Workings of Postmodern Discourse."  Quarterly Journal of Speech 79 (1993): 201-224.

      • Jensen, George.  Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous: a Rhetorical Analysis.  Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 2000.

      • Keränen, Lisa.  "‘Cause Someday We All Die’: Rhetoric, Agency, and the Case of the ‘Patient’ Preferences Worksheet."  Quarterly Journal of Speech 93 (2007): 180-211.

      • Keränen, Lisa.  "Mapping Misconduct: Demarcating Legitimate Science from ‘Fraud’ in the B-06 Lumpectomy Controversy."  Argumentation and Advocacy 42 (2005): 94-113.

      • Keränen, Lisa.  "The Hippocratic Oath as Epideictic Rhetoric: Reanimating Medicine’s Past for its Future."  Journal of Medical Humanities 21 (2001): 55-68.

      • Kirk, Stuard, and Herb Kutchins.  The Selling of DSM: the Rhetoric of Science in Psychiatry.  New York: deGruyter, 2002.

      • Laqueur, Thomas.  Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1990.

      • Lay, Mary, Cynthia Myntti, Laura Gurack, and Clare Gravon.  Body Talk: Rhetoric, Technology, Reproduction.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2000.

      • Lay, Mary M.  The Rhetoric of Midwifery: Gender, Knowledge and Power.  Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2000.

      • Linton, Simi.  Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity.  New York: New York UP, 1998.
      • Martin, Emily.  Bipolar Expeditions: Mania and Depression in American Culture.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2007.
      • Martin, Emily.  "Toward an Anthropology of Immunology: the Body as Nation State."  The Science Studies Reader.  Ed. Mario Biagioli.  London: Routledge, 1999.  358-371.

      • Martin, Emily.  Flexible Bodies: Tracking Immunity in American Culture from the Days of Polio to the Age of AIDS.  Boston: Beacon, 1999.

      • Martin, Emily.  The Woman in the Body: a Cultural Analysis of Reproduction.  Boston: Beacon, 1992.

      • Mattern, Susan P.  Galen and the Rhetoric of Healing.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2008.

      • Mattingly, Cheryl.  Healing Dramas and Clinical Plots.  Cambridge: CUP, 1998.

      • Mehl-Madrona, Lewis.  Narrative Medicine: the Use of History and Story in the Healing Process.  Bear and Company, 2007.

      • Mishler, E.  The Discourse of Medicine: Dialectics of Medical Interviews.  Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1984.

      • Mol, Annmarie.  The Logic of Care: Health and the Problem of Patient Choice.  New York: Routledge, 2008.

      • Mol, Annmarie.  The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice.  Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2003.

      • Montgomery, Scott L.  "Illness and Image: an Essay on the Contents of Medical Discourse."  The Scientific Voice.  New York: Guildford, 1996.  134-195. 

      • Nelson, Hilde Lindemann.  Stories and Their Limits: Narrative Approaches to Biomedicine.  New York: Routledge, 1997.

      • Olesen, Finn.  "Reconfigured Medication: Writing Medicine in a Sociotechnical Practice."  Configurations 11 (2003): 351-81.

      • Otis, Laura.  Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Science, and Politics.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1999.

      • Preda, Alex.  AIDS, Rhetoric, and Medical Knowledge.  Cambridge: CUP, 2004.

      • Prendergast, Catherine.  "On the Rhetorics of Mental Disability."  Towards a Rhetoric of Everyday Life.  Ed. Martin Nystrand and John Duffy.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2003.  189-206.

      • Reeves, Carol.  "Rhetoric and the AIDS Virus Hunt."  Quarterly Journal of Speech 841 (1998): 1-22.

      • Reeves, Carol.  "Language, Rhetoric, and AIDS: Strategies of Key AIDS Medical Scientists and Physicians."  Written Communication 13.1 (1996): 130-57.

      • Reeves, Carol.  "Establishing a Phenomenon: the Rhetoric of Early Medical Reports on AIDS."  Written Communication 7 (1990): 393-416.
      • Scott, J. Blake.  "Kairos as Indeterminate Risk Management: the Pharmaceutical Industry’s Response to Bioterrorism."  Quarterly Journal of Speech 92 (2006): 115-143.
      • Scott, J. Blake.  Risky Rhetoric: AIDS and the Cultural Practices of HIV Testing.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2003.
      • Segal, Judith Z.  Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2005.

      • Snyder, Sharon, and David Mitchell.  Cultural Locations of Disability.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2006.

      • Soloman, Martha.  "The Rhetoric of Dehumanization: an Analysis of Medical Reports of the Tuskegee Syphilis Project."  Western Journal of Speech Communication 49 (1985): 233-247.

      • Sontag, Susan.  AIDS and its Metaphors.  New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1989.

      • Sontag, Susan.  Illness as Metaphor.  New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1977.

      • Squier, Susan Merrill.  Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human at the Frontiers of Biomedicine.  Durham: Duke UP, 2004.

      • Stoner, Nathan.  Articulating Life’s Memory: US Medical Rhetoric about Abortion in the Nineteenth Century.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2002.

      • Sveneaus, Frederik.  The Hermeneutics of Medicine and the Phenomenology of Health.  1999.

      • Thomson, Rosemarie Garland.  Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature.  New York: Columbia UP, 1997.
      • Toombs, S. Kay.  "The Meaning of Illness: a Phenomenological Account of the Different Perspectives of Physician and Patient."  Philosophy and Medicine 42 (1993): .
      • Tomes, Nancy.  The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women and the Microbe in American Life.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1999.
      • Treichler, Paula.  How to Have Theory in an Epidemic: Cultural Chronicles of AIDS.  Durham: Duke UP, 1999.
      • Van Dijck, Jose.  The Transparent Body: a Cultural Analysis of Medical Imaging.  Seattle: U of Washington P, 2005.
      • Vatz, Richard E., and Lee S. Weinberg.  "Rhetoric and Psychiatry."  Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition.  Ed. Theresa Enos.  New York: Garland, 1996.
      • Vatz, Richard E., and Lee S. Weinberg.  "The Rhetorical Paradigm in Psychiatric History: Thomas Szasz and the Myth of Mental Illness."  Discovering the History of Psychiatry.  Ed. Roy Porter and Mark Micale.  Oxford: OUP, 1994.
      • Waldby, Cathy.  Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs, and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2006.
      • Waldby, Catherine.  The Visible Human Project: Informatic Bodies and Posthuman Medicine.  London: Routledge, 2000.
      • Ward, Priscilla.  Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative.  Durham: Duke UP, 2008.
      • Wells, Susan.  Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Work of Writing.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2010.




  • Anthologies:

    • General:

      • Porter, Roy, ed.  Cambridge History of Medicine.  Cambridge: CUP, 2006.

    • Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry:

    • Rhetoric and Sociology of Medicine and Psychiatry:

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • General:
      • Bynum, W. F.  The History of Medicine: a Very Short Introduction.  Cambridge: CUP, 2008.
      • Evans, Martyn, and Ilora Finlay.  "Medical Humanities."  British Journal of Medicine (2001): .
      • Kirklin, Deborah, and Ruth Richardson.  Medical Humanities: a Practical Introduction.  London: Royal College of Physicians, 2001.
      • Porter, Roy.  The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: a Medical History of Humanity.  New York: Norton, 1997.
    • Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry:

    • Rhetoric and Sociology of Medicine and Psychiatry:









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