Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities


Layla A. Al-Jailani
Obstetrical fistula: A malady hidden by shame

Alexandros Argyriadis and Agathi Argyriadi
Female Genital Mutilation: cultural practices, historical moments, and medical issues

Maria Barn
Dead people healing alcoholism

Aneesa Bodiat
Mixing medicine – religion and science

Barry Bogin
Rachel Fleming and the non-reality of “racial types”

Sinem Çaka, Nursan Çınar, and Sümeyra Topal
A traditional practice in baby care: salting

George Dunea
Marc Ruffer, founder of paleopathology
Studying mummies and eggs: The delights of paleopathology
Adolf Bastian, pioneering anthropologist

Howard Fischer
Tattoos in the twentieth century
Spirit possession in Jewish folklore: The dybbuk new

Florence Gelo and Rosemary Harris
When you cannot decide witch doctor to consult

Carole A. Travis Henikoff
Cannibalism: just what the doctor ordered

Shabrina Jarrell
The interplay of spirituality and traditional medicine in Indonesia

Zeynel Karcioglu
An emigrant doctor’s linguistic journey on crutches

Donia Khafaga
A story of the oppressed

Philip R. Liebson
Dr. Aufderheide and the mummies

Olga Loeber
The evolution of attitude towards sexual health in the Netherlands

Friedrich C. Luft and Detlev Ganten
Rudolf Virchow and the anthropology of race

Bernardo Ng
Haunted by a living spirit

Oyinade Osisanya
Yellow Fever: Harmful habit or new frontier in identity dysphoria?

Charles Paccione
The anthropology of chronic pain

Debi Roberson
Mind the translation gap

C. Anthony Ryan and Bridget Maher
Pediatric pishogues

Özge Suzan and Nursan Çinar
The role of lullabies in mother-baby attachment

Søren Ventegodt
The thousand-year-old rainforest shamanistic tradition of healing touch

Judith Wagner
Death by voodoo: truth or tale?

Simon Wein
The snake, the staff, and the healer
The pyramids of Petach Tikvah

Larry Zaroff
To mount a camel

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