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Medical mysteries and detective doctors: metaphors of medicine

Roslyn Weaver Sydney, Australia   Most classical detective novels start out with a community in a state of stable order. Soon a crime (usually a murder) occurs, which the police are unable to clear up. The insoluble crime acts as a destabilizing event, because the system of norms and rules regulating life in the community […]

North and South and the intersections of environment and health

Roslyn Weaver Sydney, Australia     Elizabeth Gaskell Portrait by George Richmond, 1851 “Why, Mr. Thornton! You’re cutting me very coolly, I must say. And how is Mrs. Thornton? Brave weather this! We doctors don’t like it, I can tell you!” “I beg your pardon, Dr. Donaldson. I really didn’t see you. My mother’s quite […]