Friday, December 23, 2005

Suburban Shaman at the British Museum

Cecil Helman, award-winning medical anthropologist, will be giving a talk on narratives in medicine, and reading from his book Suburban Shaman: Tales from Medicine's Frontline at the British Museum (Moser Room) on Thursday 19th January 2006 from 4.30 - 6pm. The talk is part of the UCL/British Museum lecture series on 'Making Things Better'. Admission is free. His book was published in South Africa a while ago (it comes out in Britain next month), and I can wholeheartedly recommend it. It is a sort of gentler version of Kaplan's The Dressing Station. The book is beautifully written and parts of it stay with you long after you've finished it.

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