Fall 2018 Review Supplement Table of Contents


Brandy Schillace, Editor-in-Chief
Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook, Managing Editor
Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook, Review Editor

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Bellies, Bowels and Entrails in the Eighteenth Century
Review by Burcu Alkan

The History of Reason in the Age of Madness: Foucault’s Enlightenment and a Radical Critique of Psychiatry
Review by Burcu Alkan

Sex and Sexuality in Modern Southern Culture
Review by Matt Kowal

Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700
Review by Sarah E. Parker

Fall 2018 Table of Contents


Brandy Schillace, Editor-in-Chief
Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook, Managing Editor
Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook, Review Editor

Download PDF of 1:3 [link to come]


Health, Gender, and Embodiment, Part Two
Brandy Schillace, Editor-in-Chief


Pain, Prestige and Embodiment
by Rosemary Behmer Hanson

#MeToo, Mental health, Revenge Porn, and the Nineteenth Century
by Katherine Gilbert

Sharing Pain: Zines and Mental Illness
by Shelley Lloyd

Maternity Stories as Social Change
by Sarah MacDonald

The ART of Infertility: A Community Project Reimagining Reproduction Advocacy
by Maria Novotny

Embodying Trauma: Acute and Accumulated
by Heather Stewart


A Kairotic Moment for Women’s Pain and Illness: A Review of Three Books
Review essay by Caitlin Ray

How to Survive a Plague by David France
Review by Katelyn Smith

Invisible No More by Andrea Ritchie
Review by Ayoola White

The Future of Dósis

Fall 2018 (1:3) is the final issue of Dósis. There will be a Review Supplement (1:3b) issued in November or December of this year, and then the publication will go dormant. For the foreseeable future, this website (medhumdosis.com) will remain online for readers to access the archives going back to March 2011. If you have questions please contact Brandy Schillace at bls10@case.edu.

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Book Review: The Butchering Art

twitterlogoBRReview by Tom Bragg.

Both the title and subtitle of Lindsey Fitzharris’s popular medical history—The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine—hint at the sensationalism, the often lurid details with which the author baits the hook of her narrative. The creator of popular websites and a Youtube series about medical and surgical subjects, Fitzharris is clearly at home with such material, and weaves shudder-inducing factoids and interesting digressions freely throughout the book’s general story, that of Lister’s career, his developing interest in microscopy, his suspicions about the miasma “bad air” theory of disease, and his eventual role as the founder of antiseptic medicine.


In its essentials, this account might take up half as much space as the (already slim) book’s 230-odd pages, while a more personal and introspective account might occupy many more. Joseph Lister lived to a ripe old age—indeed, his life straddles the entire Victorian Era—and his accomplishments are legion and impressive. According to the book’s blurb, Fitzharris’s aim has been to “dramatically {reconstruct] Lister’s career path,” and thus to celebrate the surgeon and innovator by contrasting his achievements with the “grisly” situations and contexts in which he worked. Continue reading “Book Review: The Butchering Art”