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Jones, Levine-Clark and Keränen: Publish regarding health humanities

8/28/2014

CU Denver History Professor and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Marjorie Levine-Clark (right) and Associate Professor of Communication Lisa Keränen recently published essays in the Health Humanities Reader (2014, Rutgers University Press). 

The work was edited by CU Anschutz colleague Therese Jones (left), along with Delease Wear and Lester Friedman.

Levine-Clark’s essay is "'I Always Prefer the Scissors': Isaac Baker Brown and Feminist Histories of Medicine.”

Keränen’s work is titled: "'This Weird, Incurable Disease': Competing Diagnoses in the Rhetoric of Morgellons.”

With a foreword by Mark Vonnegut, the book assembles leading humanities scholars, bioethicists and clinicians, such as Levine-Clark and Keränen (right), to envision fresh approaches to the health humanities through original essays.

Their work may be useful for students interested in minoring in health humanities (HEHM), which critically analyzes historical and contemporary connections among health, medicine and society (and is useful for anyone interested in a health career). More about the minor option offered by CU Denver is online.

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