Tag Archives: Winter 2009

Nursing during the US Civil War: a movement toward the professionalization of nursing

Karen J. Egenes   Scene in a Civil War hospital ward A Civil War nurse cares for sick and wounded soldiers of the Union Army In April 1861, there was no organized medical corps or field hospital services. In addition, there was no provision for military nurses. At the time, there were no nursing schools, […]

Emerging infections: a perpetual challenge

David M Morens; Gregory K Folkers, and Anthony S Fauci Bethesda, MD, USA This article was first published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 8, Issue 11, Nov. 2008, pages 710-719 Summary Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, and their determinants, have recently attracted substantial scientific and popular attention. HIV/AIDS, severe acute respiratory syndrome, H5N1 avian influenza, […]

The Dead Mother Series of Egon Schiele: psychoanalytic use of an artist’s image

Prudence L. Gourguechon Paper presented at the Hektoen Institute of Medicine on Nov. 6, 2007 Revised for publication in Hektoen International, Vol. 2, Jan. 2009   Introduction Two intensely creative men lived and worked in early 20th century Vienna, both intent on elucidating aspects of the darker side of the human psyche. There is no […]

Lost Babies: how a photosculpture is changing the etiquette of consolation

Nancy Gershman Figure 1 Kari Ruth in Intensive Care Figure 2 Kari Ruth re-envisioned as a Lost Baby Digital photomontage photo sculpture 8″ x 10″ x .125″   The mother who loses her full-term baby goes home with the five stages of grief (Elisabeth Kübler-Ross), funeral home pamphlets and a support group calendar. But the […]

The art of Laura Olear

Laura Olear (Winter 2009) Viruses and Bacteria series Artist’s Statement We live in an age of profound advances in health and medicine, yet there has never been a wider gap between objective and perceptive health. I am interested in the ways in which many people dissociate themselves from their bodies and health, while others focus […]

Viruses and bacteria series

Laura Olear Chicago, Illinois (Winter 2009) Artist’s statement We live in an age of profound advances in health and medicine, yet there has never been a wider gap between objective and perceptive health. I am interested in the ways in which many people dissociate themselves from their bodies and health, while others focus fixatedly on […]