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Medicine in Literature

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The Medicine in Literature Collection is a range of resources with medical related themes, including books, films, poetry and graphic novels. The collection started in circa 1996 as a reading list module entitled Medicine in the Community. This explored how medical professionals were portrayed in a variety of literary genres and films. Since then the resources have expanded to focus on patients, doctors and society, and more recently diversified to be more inclusive of wide ranging perspectives and experiences. If you're interested in exploring what it means to be human, dive right in!

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The Medicine in Literature collection is currently housed in the Student Texts Room at the Walton Library. Please ask a member of staff if in doubt about the location. 

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