Embarrassing Bodies: The male doctor/female patient encounter

Alison Moulds has written a piece for the British Medical Journal‘s Medical Humanities blog entitled Embarrassing Bodies: The male doctor/female patient encounter.  To read the post, please click here.



Alison Moulds on co-curating the Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Exhibition

The Ministry of Curiosity has published a guest blog post by Alison Moulds on the project’s Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses exhibition which is currently on display at the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

The post, which is available here, discusses the experiences of Alison and Dr Sally Frampton in co-curating the exhibition with the Hunterian Museum.

The exhibition runs until Saturday 17 September in the Qvist Gallery and admission is free. For full details on the exhibition and opening hours, please visit the museum’s website.



Alison Moulds wins the Greta Depledge Prize for the best postgraduate paper

Alison Moulds has been awarded the Greta Depledge Prize for the best postgraduate paper by the Victorian Popular Fiction Association at their 8th annual conference. Alison’s paper, “Facts and Fancies of Medical Life”, discussed medical realism and popular genres in  Margaret Todd’s Mona Maclean, Medical Student and Arthur Conan Doyle’s Round the Red Lamp and The Stark Munro Letters.’  The paper also looked at how popular fiction by medical writers was received in the professional press, examining what the journals’ aesthetic values and literary tastes can tell us about professional anxieties at the fin de siècle.