Medical Humanities Meets Corona Virus Pandemic: A Report of the Webinar on the Dialogue between Medicine and Humanities

Department of Philosophy of Science and Technology, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran

Department of Medical Ethics, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


The Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies (IHCS), Tehran, Iran, recently arranged a webinar on 8th of May 2020 entitled the “dialogue between medicine and humanities on corona pandemic”. This webinar was part of the ongoing activities entitled the “cultural and social aspects of corona epidemic in Iran”

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