The Lumen Magazine

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Lumen is a magazine of the dialogue between medicine, art and the humanities. We publish new literature, visual art and critical essays dealing with the themes of illness, medicine and healthcare.

It aims to explore the texture, depth and diversity of the personal experience of medicine, from the realities of health, illness and suffering, to the intricate daily challenges facing healthcare professionals.

We welcome submissions of new prose, poetry, essays and visual art from healthcare professionals, patients, students, and writers and artists of all backgrounds.

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