For the Medical Record is a podcast from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine, hosted by Postdoctoral Fellows Christy Slobogin and Antoine Johnson.
In these episodes, we talk to people affiliated with the Center to discuss their research within the history of medicine and the medical humanities. We ask them why their work matters, and how history and the humanities can help us to better understand debates and practices within medicine and care today.
We would like to thank Karen Klinedinst (Art Director, Graphic Arts) and Courtney Weber (Graphic Designer), based in the Johns Hopkins Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, for creating this logo for our podcast. The background image is a drawing by Max Brödel (1870-1941), the first director of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. It shows the interior of an ear, making it a perfect image to illustrate our auditory output.
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Audio and overall production by Christy Slobogin
Join us in our conversation with Lan Li, PhD – a scholar of global East Asian medicine, acupuncture, sensation, and histories of science – in which we discuss how to take your work seriously without taking yourself too seriously, as well as thinking about situated, embodied practices. Using Lan’s varied career as a historian, media producer, and research director, we think through different methods for disseminating research, medical knowledge, and medical histories.
SOURCES AND SCHOLARS MENTIONED
Interactive article that touches on topics covered in Lan’s forthcoming book: Lan A. Li, “Sunk from Sight: Mapping the Fluid Body” (2020)
Christine J. Walley and Chris Boebel (MIT / Exit Zero film)
Lan A. Li, “Emotional Spleens: Death by Overthinking in Classical Chinese Texts” (2022)
Alexander Wragge-Morley and Metaphors of the Mind
Pierce Salguero, The Jivaka Project
Medicine, Science, and the Humanities (MSH) program at Johns Hopkins
Center for Black Brown and Queer Studies
Achille Mbembe, Necropolitics (2019)
Alexandre (Sasha) White
Oluwatoyin Oduntan and Jonathan Roberts (Colloquium Mini Episode)
This is our first installment in a series of mini episodes of “For the Medical Record” that will focus on the scholars invited to present at the Colloquia of the Johns Hopkins Program in the History of Science, Medicine & Technology. In this episode, we talked to Oluwatoyin Oduntan and Jonathan Roberts about their paper “Decolonizing Africa and the Origins of Modern Medicine," which was presented at Hopkins on September 29, 2022.
To watch some of the “Colloquially Speaking” videos from previous years: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCNPqHyu7giQm8dD-DhfCJw/videos
Join us in our conversation with Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD, in which we discuss how “reproduction is everything,” particularly in her research and advocacy around the reproductive wellness of incarcerated individuals. Working on the now and thinking through what a future system may look like, we explore with Carolyn: “what does it mean to care in a space of punishment?”
SOURCES AND SCHOLARS MENTIONED
Carolyn Sufrin, Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars (2017)
Advocacy and Research on Reproductive Wellness of Incarcerated People
John and Jean Comaroff
Panel chaired by Carolyn Sufrin: “Eugenics and Population Control: Racism and Reproduction in Public Health”
Robin D. G. Kelley
Article by Carolyn Sufrin on "complicity consciousness," which was just published: Carolyn Sufrin, "Complicity Consciousness: The Dual Practice of Ethnography and Clinical Caregiving in Carceral Settings"
"For the Medical Record" Trailer
Welcome to For the Medical Record! Full episodes coming soon!