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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

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Project: The Socio-economic Rehabilitation of WWI Wounded at Erskine Hospitals

The Socio-economic Rehabilitation of WWI Wounded at Erskine Hospitals

'They don't want your charity - they demand their chance': The socio-economic rehabilitation of WWI wounded at Erskine Hospitals

This project investigates the ways in which facilities like Erskine (originally the Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers) met the socio-economic challenges of WWI, specifically physically and vocationally rehabilitating wounded service personnel to re-join the workforce. Furthermore I am interested in how such organisations changed and adapted over time to negotiate changing economic circumstances. A portion of this work is also funded by the Centre for Business History in Scotland.

Image Credit: University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections.