Thursday, April 25 | 6:30 PM
Description: This talk will explore the idea of hypochondria as three things: a stigmatized and often mocked excess attention to health, a diagnosable psychiatric illness, and, somewhere between the two, a threatening skepticism about medicine's ability to know enough to provide reassuring information. Examining a wide range of texts, both popular and medical, this presentation asks what hypochondriacs can teach medicine about the problem of doubt.
Speaker: Catherine Belling, PhD, Program in Medical Humanities & Bioethics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Executive Editor, Literature and Medicine
Sponsored by the College and its Section on Medicine and the Arts.
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