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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 Veterinary Surgeon as Sensuous Scientist: Refashioning Care and Expertise in Animal Landscapes

The Veterinary Surgeon as Sensuous Scientist: Refashioning Care and Expertise in Animal Landscapes

Veterinary surgeons are people who provide care across species and across scales. They are at once practitioners of an exact science and communicators of unspoken animal feeling. Alongside their practical function as multi-species medical carers, vet practices can be figured as sites for the negotiation of more-than-human geographies, where the ethical relations between humans and animals, and scientific knowledge and emotional literacy, are subject to experiment. By looking at animal-human suffering, animal euthanasia and wider relational geographies of veterinary care education, I aim to explore an understanding of empathy which involves both human and animal experience.