Volume 6, Issue 1 – Winter 2014 ISSN 2155-3017
Published in Chicago by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine
In this issue we explore concepts of beauty as understood in different cultures. We learn about Cleopatra’s borderline personality disorder, the psychology of vengeance, medieval headaches, measles in the young, and the history of anesthesia and also how the gut is unloved by poets, how laughter helps ease the burden of diabetes, and how the family that eats together stays together – happy and thin. We also feature several handsome paintings from the excellent Brukenthal Museum in Transylvania.
Congratulations to Dr. Salvatore Mangione, winner of the Vesalius Prize! His piece, Leonardo and the Reinvention of Anatomy, will be featured in the Spring issue of Hektoen International. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest.
Table of contents
The unloved gut…Fergus Shanahan
Doctors, Patients, & Diseases
Breathless: philosophical lessons from resperatory illness…HH Carel
Medicine and Literature
The Hippocratic Oath and the American medical profession…Chloé DeLisle
Becoming a Medical Professional
A physician’s account of Auschwitz…Christine Henneberg