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Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Nicole M. Piemonte

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

While many commentators have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medicine, their critiques, for the most part, have not considered seriously the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ... More


Exploring the Shortcomings of a “Scientific” Medical Education

Nicole M. Piemonte

in Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter one begins with a synopsis of the scholarly literature that discusses the epistemology and pedagogy of medicine and the effects they have on physician formation before arguing that this ... More


Aphrodites of the Operating Theater: On La Specola’s Anatomical Venuses

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0031
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the waxworks at La Specola, an eighteenth-century anatomical museum at the University of Florence in Italy. La Specola, which means mirror in Latin (the museum is housed in a ... More


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