Volume 5, Issue 3 - Summer 2013 ISSN 2155-3017
Published in Chicago by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine
In this issue we are pleased to announce the winners of the Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Competition, Fergus Shanahan – Grand Prix winner and the author of Waiting, and Daisy Fancourt – Silver Prize winner and the author of Medicine musica. We received over 150 entries from around the world for our contest on a dizzying array of topics. You can read our winning essays, as well as many other excellent essays concerning the medical humanities in this issue. Finally, please help us learn more about your interests by completing this short 10-question survey.
We invite you to participate in our two new contests:
The Vesalius Prize - with an award of $1,000
The Hektoen Essay Contest - with a first prize of $1,500 and a second prize of $1,000!
|Hektoen Essay Competition
The early days in the history of appendectomy...Damiano Rondelli
One woman's journey for a tuberculosis cure...Terri SinnottArt Medicine and Literature
Doctors, Patients, & Diseases
Making medical education interesting and exciting...Anuradha Joshi
A classic case of vanity...Anthony Papagiannis
The membership examination—then...George Dunea
Becoming a Medical Professional
The benefit of literature to a medical student...Martin Conwill
Photo journalist - The garden in winter - The violets...Jeanne Bryner