Volume 5, Issue 4 – Fall 2013 ISSN 2155-3017
Published in Chicago by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine
In this issue we present several feature articles, ranging from the decline of polymaths in medicine to one doctor’s experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We also include a special section on epidemics and infection, and two articles from our medical history lecture series: “The American Civil War: a biological phenomenon” and “Health, Hope, and Healing on the Tiber.” As always, we have interesting pieces relating medicine to art, literature, and history, and reflections on the medical experience from doctors, patients, and students.
We invite you to participate in our two new contests:
The Vesalius Prize – with an award of $1,000 – New deadline is Dec. 9 2013
The Hektoen Essay Contest – with a first prize of $1,500 and a second prize of $1,000!
Table of contents
Polymathy in decline?…JMS Pearce
Mentally ill and Jewish in World War II…Mary Seeman
Doctors, Patients, & Diseases
|Medicine and Literature
Epidemics and Infection
Becoming a Medical Professional
The death of Francesca Tornabuoni…Katrina Genuis