Welcome to the Blog.

Make Your Own Medical Mills & Boon @ Science Museum Medicine Late
August 2018

Engagement Fellow Alison Moulds discusses our latest public engagement activity at the Science Museum's medical Late.

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Make Your Own Medical Mills & Boon @ Science Museum Medicine Late

An Emotional Stomach? Nineteenth- and Twenty-First-Century Conceptions of Stomach Health
July 2018

PhD Student Issy Staniaszek explores the relationship between emotions and the stomach in understandings of health and wellbeing, past and present.

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An Emotional Stomach? Nineteenth- and Twenty-First-Century Conceptions of Stomach Health

Operating with Feeling: A Workshop on Surgery and Emotion
July 2018

Team members Alison Moulds and Agnes Arnold-Forster discuss our recent workshop at the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Operating with Feeling: A Workshop on Surgery and Emotion

‘Cut away, but give me a cigar first!’ Smoking and Battlefield Amputations in the Nineteenth Century
June 2018

James Kennaway (Senior Research Fellow) explores the trope of the smoking solider undergoing amputation in nineteenth-century writing.

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Stress, Grief and Emotional Health in the NHS Workforce
May 2018

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week and Dying Matters Week, Agnes Arnold-Forster (Research Fellow) and Alison Moulds (Engagement Fellow) discuss stress, grief and emotional health in the NHS workforce.

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Stress, Grief and Emotional Health in the NHS Workforce

Surgery and Survival on the Spanish Main
April 2018

Principal Investigator Dr Michael Brown considers a remarkable nautical tale from the archives

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Surgery and Survival on the Spanish Main

Objects of Emotion
April 2018

Project participant and PhD candidate Lauren Ryall-Stockton discusses the transition from museum curator to researcher of nineteenth-century surgical and emotional history.

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Objects of Emotion

Pain, Art and Surgery: Public Engagement in the Reading Room
March 2018

Do surgeons feel our pain? Is surgery a technical skill, an art form, or a trade? Alison Moulds (Engagement Fellow) discusses the project's first public engagement event, which explored the relationship between pain, art and surgery over the last 250 years. 

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Pain, Art and Surgery: Public Engagement in the Reading Room

Engaging with Surgery and Emotions in Public Debate and Health Policy
February 2018

How can public debates about healthcare engage with the emotional landscape of surgical practice? In this blog post, Engagement Fellow Alison Moulds explores how a growing interest in the affective side of medicine is shaping the policy agenda.

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Engaging with Surgery and Emotions in Public Debate and Health Policy

The Emotional World of Military Surgery, 1815-1914
February 2018

James Kennaway (Senior Research Fellow) discusses his research on emotions in military surgery.

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The Emotional World of Military Surgery, 1815-1914

10,000 Steps: A Day in the Life of a Surgeon
February 2018

In this post, Research Fellow Agnes Arnold-Forster reflects on her experiences of shadowing a surgeon...

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10,000 Steps: A Day in the Life of a Surgeon

Principal Investigator Dr. Michael Brown introduces the blog for Surgery & Emotion
February 2018

Welcome, readers, to the blog for Surgery & Emotion, a Wellcome-Trust funded project about the emotional landscape of surgery from 1800 to the present day.

You can find out more about the project itself on the Homepage of this website but I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce the blog and tell you what you can expect from it.

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Principal Investigator Dr. Michael Brown introduces the blog for Surgery & Emotion

Emotions and the surgical encounter:
Sir Astley Cooper and breast cancer
February 2018

Principal Investigator Dr. Michael Brown considers an early nineteenth-century surgeon’s emotional relationships with his female patients.

Since starting the research for this project I have sifted through hundreds of pages of manuscript material produced and collected by nineteenth-century surgeons.

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Emotions and the surgical encounter: