Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities


Shameemah Abrahams
Christiaan Barnard

Joerg Albrecht
The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital of Soweto

Chris Bird

Sara Buck
Of starlit huts and Sahelian sand

Nathan Cannon
Beyond the scope

Enrique Chaves-Carballo
Origin of yellow fever

Emeka Chibuikem V.
The mysterious Red Cross boy
The man who hated hospital

Ohakpougwu Chukwuebuka Emmanuel
The lost papyrus? Eureka! An African voice

George Dunea
Hastings Banda: family doctor turned tyrant

Obinna Ejide
Health care in Nigeria

Ahmed Elhag
The Sufi healers of Sudan: caring for those without care
Blood donation in South Sudan

Victor John Etuk
A tribe’s fattening culture and its impact on health

Kenneth Michael Felsenstein
Scarification: harmful cultural practice or vehicle to higher being?

Stephen Marcus Finn
C. Louis Leipoldt: the polymath physician and literary giant

James L. Franklin
All too human: the mountain gorillas of Uganda

Joseph Hundeyin
Why do Nigerians Die

David O. Irabor
Visitation from the village

Asayya Imaya
A change in mindset

Odia Iyoha
Kokumo: the child will not die again

Anne Jacobson
The Great Rift Valley

Ntombi Kgosana and Phenyo Montsho
Traditional circumcision in South Africa

Sheillah Maonga
African medicine

M. Sophia Newman
The hidden history of Lomidine

Lom Bryan-Bill Ning
Quinine and the cinchona plant: Gain or bane for Africa?

Ofor, Joshua Obase-Otumoyi
Gruesome traditional medical practices in Nigeria

Kenneth Okpomo
Making history by eradicating Ebola

Wangira Dorcas Osunga
Letter from South Sudan: war through a mother’s eyes

Anne L. Rooney
Nothing prepares you for this

Robert Schenck
A trip to the leprosarium: forgotten people and their hope for treatment

Beukou Steve
The paradox of blood donation

Marcia Whitney-Schenck
Prayers from Africa
What God gives: Prayers from Africa

Diary of a doctor (Perpetual Enefuwa Salami)