Monthly Archives: February 2020

Bearing Winter : Valentine for Bibliophiles

To step away from the endless grey of mid-winter, let me introduce you to this little friend glimpsed reading last summer in a deep afternoon light: And lest you wonder what it is that keeps him so fascinated with his … Continue reading

Posted in Booknote, Reflection

Ebola: CDC Museum Exhibit considers Religious Responses

Learn more here: Watch this interview with the curator on the faith-based response. (thanks to Professor Ellen Idler for alerting PHRS colleagues of this new exhibit)    

Posted in Educational resource, Online Lecture, Web resource

Pain by Art Scale: Updated

First posted here in 2018, a 2020 LINK UPDATE: Learn more about the use of art in medicine: “What Doctors can Learn from Looking at Art” (Dhruv Khullar, New York Times 2016) Ars Practica: Observation in Practice (a teaching model)

Posted in Overheard, Photo essay, Web resource

Masks and Quarantine: The Voice of the Poor

What does “disease containment” mean for those who are poor, need to go to work, and live in the isolation of house quarantine without a mask? A letter published in this week’s Lancet offers a glimpse.             … Continue reading

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Global Catholic Health Care: Conference April 17-19, 202…1


Posted in Conference, Educational resource, Upcoming Event, Web resource

Religion, Spirituality, Health (Durham UK): spring seminars

If you are in the UK, keep in mind this semester’s research seminars (listed below) sponsored by the Centre for Spirituality, Theology & Health at the University of Durham. Seminar discussions are at the postgraduate level, and are open to … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day? – Diet and Regimen in Ancient Jewish and Related Traditions (CFP)

The Program on Medicine in Bible and Talmud, of the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) invites interested scholars to submit proposals for papers at this summer’s meeting in Wuppertal (Germany), in a session focusing on “An Apple a Day? … Continue reading

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