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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: Child Health in Scotland

Child Health in Scotland

A four-year project (of which two years were unfunded) which explores the social history of Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children. The project made use of extensive archival research and around 100 oral testimonies. It begins in 1861 when the idea of a children’s hospital for Glasgow that would service communities from Cape Wrath to Galloway, the eventual opening in December 1882, move to Yorkhill in 1914, evacuation to Oakbank from 1966 to 1971, and transfer to Linthouse in 2015.