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In this issue we publish articles on three famous hospitals and three notable physicians; on the disabilities of John Milton, Charles Dickens, and the Emperor Claudius; and on how art makes us better people and syphilis does not. We read about tuberculosis and the myth of vampirism; women in healthcare during the Ottoman Empire; the Order of the Hospitallers; and attitudes towards pregnancy and childbirth in Victorian England, the Soviet Union, and ancient Egypt.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Fifth Hektoen International Grand Prix Competition

Dr. Anika Khan of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation has won our essay competition with her submission
Locked-in syndrome: inside the cocoon.  Adam S. Komorowski and Sang Ik Song of the University of Limerick have won our brief
essay competition for their article, The King’s-Evil and sensory experience in Richard Wiseman’s Severall Chirurgicall Treatises.


Honorable Mentions
About face: from revulsion to compassion by Dr. Sylvia Karasu
Resounding silence: the trouble with Hamlet’s body and soul by Mary Vallo
The Hogsmouths of Hapsburg by Dr. Craig Blackstone
Frances Oldham Kelsey: a profile in medical courage by Dr. Kevin E. Loughlin


We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our contest and also continue to invite our readers to send new articles for the
various sections in Hektorama. Please send articles to journal@hektoeninternational.org.






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