Karen Hitchcock is a doctor and writer. She is the author of a collection of short fiction, Little White Slips, and the Quarterly Essay Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly.
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Robot love: Ian McEwan’s ‘Machines Like Me’ and Jeanette Winterson’s ‘Frankissstein’
Literary authors tackle sentience and rationality in AI, with horrific results
What the hell was I afraid of?
Dissecting the complex power structures we all inhabit
Drugs: on medication, legalisation and pleasure
What role can cannabis and psychedelics play in modern medicine?
Please, go on
When you’re a doctor, nothing is ever Too Much Information
Some days, nothing comes easy
A bad case of the flu
Notes from the flu-season frontline
The eyes have it
How is it possible for an emotion to be expressed in an eyeball?
A pain in the tooth
What happened to Australia’s publicly funded dental system?
The next big thin
Dissecting dietary fads and habits
Sickness can be debilitating but it also offers escape
A stint in a remote Western Australian hospital brings its own challenges
The war on food
Our minds and bodies have a complicated relationship with what we eat
Sex and pharmaceuticals
It was championed by women’s groups, but Addyi is not the “female Viagra”
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