Promoting Medical Humanities

Erika Goldman, Editorial Director and Publisher, Bellevue Literary Press, Jerome Lowenstein, MD, author and nephrologist, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Paul Harding, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of Polio and faculty member, David Oshinsky, PhD.

NYU Medical Humanities Literature, Arts and Medicine Database and website were initially developed in 1994 and maintained until December 31, 2011 by Felice Aull, PhD. 
 
Recently, Lucy Bruell has assumed the role of Editor of the website and its Database. The Database consists of more than 3,000 annotated references to literature, film, movies, theater and visual art with the annotations done , for the most part, by an appointed Editorial Board of authoritative individuals.  At present, this database receives more than 125,000 unique visits per month. 
 
About the Literature, Arts and Medicine Database (and how to use it)
This article explains the origins of the Literature, Arts and Medicine Database, as well as what it is and how to use it. In so doing it concisely summarizes the recent evolution of medical humanities.
 
The Division of Medical Humanities Newsletter is sent to a large contact list every week. Stacy Bodziak serves as editor of the Newsletter. The Newsletter contains annotated references to many aspects of Medical Humanities as well as a listing of Medical Humanities-related events held at NYUMC/NYU or in community settings. Read recent issues of the Newsletter. Contact Stacy Bodziak to request email receipt of the Division of Medical Humanities Newsletter.
 
The Division of Medical Humanities is currently working collaboratively with the Bellevue Literary Review and Bellevue Literary Press to establish an academic home for the Review and Press within the Division of Medical Humanities. 
 
Literature, Arts and Medicine Blog
Created as a complement to the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database, this blog is a curated space for critique and opinion in medical humanities and for information about events and conferences in the field.