The seventh Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Competition is now closed. We thank all who have submitted articles, and will announce the winners in our next issue. In the meantime, please enjoy the selection of articles featured here in Frontispiece.
Saul Farber on St. Helena, Peter H. Berczeller
Thomas Bartholin’s consolation on the burning of his library, Timo Hannu
Mithridates, “deadly poison” and a classic misdiagnosis, Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe
St. Mary’s Hospitals, birthplace of penicillin, Anabelle Slingerland & K. Brown
The founding of Rush Medical College , Joseph deBettencourt
Qatar’s Sidra Hospital and Damien Hirt’s Miraculous Journey, Sally Metzler
A bit of irony: Sir William Wilde and Oscar Wilde, James L. Franklin
Margaret Edson’s W;t; lessons on person-centered care, Atara Messinger
Reading the brain in John Keat’s Ode to Psyche, Kathryne Dycus
Physicians and Surgery
The art of surgery: ‘surgical theatrics’ on the surgeon’s stage, Cynthia J. Avila
The brief and strange history of mesmerism and surgery, Vincent P. de Luise
William Withering and the use of foxglove in pediatrics patients, Göran Wettrell
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