The Sixth Hektoen International Grand Prix essay competition received a record number of submissions and we thank our readers for the many wonderful articles they have sent. Out of over two hundred applicants, our contest judges selected the following winner, two runners up, and nine finalists who are highlighted below.
Tales from the crypt: the mosaic symbolism of Louis Pasteur’s tomb, by Dr. Abigail Cline
The education of Doctor Chekhov, by Dr. Jack Coulehan
“Mississsippi Appendectomy” and other stories: when silence is complicity, by Dr. Alida Rol
|“I shouldn’t know you again if we did
meet:” Prosopagnosia, by Dr. Sylvia Karasu
A hospital for sick children,
The basest of the senses: medical unease
|Cultivating clinical compassion
with cultural encounters, by Jeffrey Lee
|Bugs and people: when epidemics change
history, by Dr. Salvatore Mangione
The unsexed woman: depictions of
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