Ars Medica is a biannual literary journal, started in 2004, that explores the interface between the arts and healing, and examines what makes medicine an art. Ars Medica remains the only medical literary journal in Canada, and one of a handful of such journals in the world, in the rapidly developing international field of the humanities in healthcare.

Ars Medica allows a place for dialogue, meaning-making, and the representation of experiences of the body, health, wellness, and encounters with the medical system. Content includes narratives from patients and health care workers, medical history, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We also include sections on writing by and about children, and writing about international health. These are voices that are often silenced in healthcare.



Ars Medica Special Issue Call for Submissions: Placebos, Nocebos and the Contact Zones of Biomedicine


In this special issue of Ars Medica, we invite submissions of narrative, medical history, fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, visual art, and other digital art that draw out, reflect on, and interrogate the contact zones illuminated by placebos and nocebos.

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We wish to acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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