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The impact of technology on Healthcare

Singh Yadav Tamil Nadu, India   Double doors swing open as paramedics rush a burn victim into the hospital’s Emergency Department. A nurse checks the patient’s pulse and vitals, while another takes a blood sample and deposits it to a nearby machine. A scanning device determines the wound size and depth and guides an attached […]

Summer Essay Contest

We invite you to participate in the Hektoen International Summer Essay Contest on the theme of Food and the Body. Please submit essays about food and drink as related to health and the body, using the lens of the humanities. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to: the history of food, famine, or drought […]

Immigrating to the in-between

Maia Evrona Massachusetts, USA    Photo courtesy of Maia Evrona “But you have an accent. Where are you from originally?” I have learned to expect this question whenever I make a new acquaintance, whether the meeting occurs outside of the United States or in my home state of Massachusetts. There are few experiences more surreal than […]

An emperor unclothed: the virtuous Osler

Patrick Fiddes and Paul A. Komesaroff Melbourne, Australia   William Osler at Oxford. Apart from Hippocrates himself, William Osler was among the most praised physicians of all time. Like his Greek forerunner, Osler amassed a huge following of loyal supporters, for whom he could evidently do no wrong. One went so far as to suggest […]

Surrealist art and the resolution of absurd

Simon Wein Petach Tikvah, Israel   Epigram “There must be a clear preoccupation with death – intimations of mortality… Tragic art, romantic art, etc., deals with the knowledge of death.” Mark Rothko, 1958, The Pratt Institute, on the function of art   The Problem Fear of death permeates medical practice despite our best efforts to […]

2014-2012 Poetry

Poetry Archives 2017-2015 | 2014-2012 | 2011-2009   Anonymous Medical limericks Glen P. Aylward The Therapist James O. Ballard December Fall Linda A. Mason Barber The Chair Catherine Belling At 38 Weeks, Wondering Eleonore Blaurock-Busch Memory – Grandpa Louis Jeanne Bryner Apple Tree – Baby Poems Photo Journalist – The Garden in Winter – The Violets […]

Past Grand Prix winners

2018 Winners To be announced in early 2018   2017 Winners Volume 9, Issue 3 Grand Prix: Locked-in syndrome: inside the cocoon Anika Khan Silver Prize: The King’s-Evil… Adam S. Komorowski & Sang Ik Song   2016 Winners Volume 8, Issue 3 Grand Prix: Outwitting ‘Typhoid Mary’ Lisa Mullenneaux Silver Prize: “Dust Off” and the Power of… Robert B. Robeson […]

Grand Prix Submission Guidelines

The seventh Hektoen International Grand Prix Essay Competition is anticipated to be announced in Fall 2018. To enter our Summer Essay Contest, click here. For a list of past winners, click here.   Contest rules and guidelines Submission of an article implies consent to publish in Hektoen International. If accepted for publication, an article may be published […]

Original Water Colors, Gallery

University of Illinois, College of Medicine Cook County Hospital Masonic Hospital, Chicago.

Draft

Volume 9, Issue 2 – Spring 2017 ISSN 2155-3017 Published in Chicago by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine Please click to subscribe to free e-journal In this issue, we highlight the winners of the Fifth Hektoen International Grand Prix Competition and the winning essay by Ms. Anika Khan; the winning brief essay from Adam S. […]