Gavin Francis

Gavin Francis

Gavin Francis is a primary care physician in Edinburgh. His latest book, Recovery: The Lost Art of Convalescence, will be published in the UK in January. (September 2021)


Even tech optimists admit that human capacities are limited in comparison with the digital edifice we have built, with potentially grave implications for our health.

Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid: Changing Feelings About Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter

by Luke Fernandez and Susan J. Matt

Fragments of an Infinite Memory: My Life with the Internet

by Maël Renouard, translated from the French by Peter Behrman de Sinéty

The Stars in Our Pockets: Getting Lost and Sometimes Found in the Digital Age

by Howard Axelrod

September 23, 2021 issue

Resistance to Immunity

Opposition to vaccines has been around for as long as vaccines themselves. What can be done to convince the public that infectious disease is not a private concern?

Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines

by Jennifer A. Reich

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

by Michael Kinch

The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

by Meredith Wadman

May 23, 2019 issue

Rembrandt: Self-Portrait in a Cap: Laughing, 1630


Studies of Laughter in Interaction

edited by Phillip Glenn and Elizabeth Holt

October 11, 2018 issue

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