Volume 7, Issue 4 - Fall 2015 ISSN 2155-3017
Published in Chicago by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine
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The reader of this issue will travel from a gulag in Siberia to a psychiatric hospital in Moscow, visit a launching camp for Auschwitz and the venerable Cook County Hospital of Chicago, and undergo exposure to migraines, cholera, ergotism, and tuberculosis. Encounter beautiful art, question the use of acronyms in medicine, discover Argentinian tangos inspired by disease, and see a battered wife get the last word in our fall issue.
Art FlashesMigrainous scotomata in art, JH McAuley
The plague of ergotism and the..., Wilson F. Engel, III
Tithonus and Eos, Emilio Mordini
Literary VignettesWasher of the Dead, Ruth Deming
Anton Chekhov and the Sakhalin Penal..., Michael Bloor
Observations on Acronyms, J.M.S. Pearce
EducationMrs. Collins and the Body Snatchers, Michael Ellman
A Teacher Remembered, Martin Duke, MD
Verdi and Velázquez: perceptive sensitization in..., Daniel V. Schidlow and Florence Gelo
Famous HospitalsWesterbork Hospital - A blessing in..., Annabelle Slingerland
The Old Cook County Hospital of..., George Dunea
Gilyarovsky and Gannushkin psychiatric hospitals in..., Sergei Jargin
Infectious DiseaseConsumption, Collapse, and Family by Alice..., Gregory M. Rutecki
Tuberculosis Retrenched at Saranac Lake: A..., Gregory M. Rutecki
A Return to a Moralistic Perception..., Lauren Lewis
Music BoxMadness at the Opera, George Dunea
"Breath of life you'll be to..., Judith Wagner
Tango impressions with medical overtones, Lazaros Triarhou