Tag Archives: Summer 2014

Medical murder

Susan Jacob University of Newcastle, Australia   Archangel Michael reaching to save souls in purgatory, 17th century, Jacopo Vignali Medical murder or clinicide is defined by the psychiatrist Robert Kaplan as the “unnatural death of multiple patients in the course of treatment by a doctor.”1 Medical murder must be distinguished from euthanasia in that patients do […]

René G. Favaloro: one world is not enough

Judith N. Wagner Klinikum Grosshadern, LMU München, Germany (Summer 2014)     Dr. René G. Favaloro “If you don’t know exactly where you’re heading by age 30, you won’t have a career in university medicine.” This phrase, which I heard on my first job interview, remained stuck somewhat menacingly in my head. Is it truly […]

Rembrandt – The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

Tan Chen Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States (Summer 2014)   The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp depicts a rare occasion of a public dissection in Amsterdam in 1632. This painting was commissioned by the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons during the time […]