Cover Photo: Photograph by Clay Banks/Unsplash
Photograph by Clay Banks/Unsplash

Medical Care Needs More Space for Patient Narratives

I want medicine to meet me where I am, not where it wants me to be.

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Agnes Arnold-Forster is a writer and historian of medicine, healthcare, and the emotions. Her work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, History Today, Time Magazine, the Washington Post, The Independent, The Guardian, and elsewhere. Her first book, a biography of nostalgia, is being published by Picador in 2023. She lives in London.