Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Pulse and urine

This image portrays the common theme of a physician feeling the patient’s pulse and examining the urine at the bedside. It is reminiscent of other paintings, such as the one by Trophime Bigot, all made in the days when all clinical information was obtained during the doctor’s visit in the patient’s home.

A physician at the bedside. Oil painting by Mathijs Naiveu. Credit: Wellcome CollectionCC BY

Winter 2020



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