Volume 6, Issue 4 – Fall 2014

Volume 6, Issue 4 – Fall 2014 ISSN 2155-3017

Published in Chicago by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine

In this issue we take you from the outskirts of ancient Thebes to a Renaissance apothecary in Florence, to the jungles of New Guinea and the complex tangles of neurological and mental diseases. We learn about smallpox vaccination, dying from voodoo, the supposed benefits of growing old, the particular humor of doctor jokes, and the lives of some great figures of medicine; also how bureaucracy has spread its ugly tentacles as far as Australia.