Book Cover: Bodies of Truth
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Murphy publishes book of narrative medicine essays

A collection of narrative medicine essays edited by Erin Murphy, professor of English, has been published by the University of Nebraska Press. 

Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness, Disability, and Medicine is co-edited by Murphy, Dinty W. Moore, and Renée K. Nicholson. It features essays by patients, patient advocates, and healthcare professionals. Topics include cancer, mental illness, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, severe food allergies, death of a child, Down syndrome, autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and PTSD, among others. 

“Bodies of Truth offers personal accounts of individuals caught up in the lived experience of illness,” writes Jacek Mostwin, M.D., of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Paul Shepard, editor of Hospital Drive, says, “If illness and death are lonesome roads we must at some point travel, I can’t think of a more fitting companion than this volume.” 

More information on Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness, Disability, and Medicine can be found here www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/university-of-nebraska-press/9781496203601/.