Welcome to the Medical Humanities Network
Welcome to the Glasgow University Medical Humanities Network, supported by the Wellcome Trust. The medical humanities complement, contextualise and critique purely biomedical, technological or other reductive accounts of what it means to experience illness, encounter disease or transact a therapeutic relationship. In addressing how we comprehend health, sickness, disease and “the embodied life”, such concerns are examined from a range of professional and patient perspectives. This website is intended to act as a forum to connect individuals working across a range of disciplines and practices at the University of Glasgow, who are interested in the intersections of medicine, culture, and the arts and humanities. Megan Coyer & Hannah Tweed
Special Collections at the University of Glasgow holds the papers of William Cullen (1710-1790), chemist and physician and those of his biographer, John Thomson (1765-1846), physician and surgeon and Thomson’s sons William (1802-1855), physician, and Allen (1809-1884), anatomist and embryologist. Between them, all four held influential academic positions at the universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh and made significant contributions to scientific literature.