Monday, August 21, 2017

Introducing Atlas - a Medical Literary Journal

Atlas is a journal of creative and nonfiction writing on medicine and the human body.
The publication aims to foster a greater appreciation of creativity in medicine. It hopes to shift our medical conversations from the rigid and prescriptive, to a form that reflects our complexities. Atlas also offers a space for critical discussion of issues faced by the New Zealand healthcare system, its patients and their doctors. Contributors range from doctors, sociologists, medical students, patients, writers and artists.

Issue 02 explores the relationship between the body and our social, historical and physical environments. Featuring writing on:
• The intersection between gender identity and mental illness.
• Why cultural identity matters in practice.
• How built environments can alter our bodily affect.
• The introduction of Western medicine in India as a tool of the British Empire.
• A collection of poems and prose on medical experiences including anxiety, Crohn’s disease and schizophrenia.

Atlas can be found at Unity Books in Auckland and Wellington and other bookstores (see website for more details).
Copies of the publication can also be purchased online at

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