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March Editorial
  1. Brandy Schillace
  1. Editor in Chief, BMJ Medical Humanities, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brandy Schillace, Medical Humanities Journal Editor, Cleveland, USA; bls10{at}

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Welcome back to the first issue in our 2020 volume! Each year, I am impressed by the breadth of what medical humanities can offer as a critical lens. Far from being a ‘mere’ add-on to medical education, or an amelioration of the often painful rigours of being a patient (or, indeed, a doctor), the humanities, arts and social sciences reframe, engage, challenge and even undermine aspects of medical systems in positive and practical ways. We are pleased to present some truly excellent and unique articles for March, from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to Prosthesis to science fiction—and in so doing, share the multiple ways social determinants of health …

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