Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Art Flashes & Vignettes

Bernard Brabin
Unlocking the secrets of a bohemian painting

Bojana Cokić
Reflections on medicine and art
Obesity and art
Down syndrome through the centuries in art
The art of breastfeeding
Child’s play and art
Habsburg dynasty and progenia
Pregnancy and art FALL ’23

Vincent P. De Luise
Beauty actualized

George Dunea
Van Orley – physician in Brussels
Lavinia Fontana – Ambras syndrome
Quentin Massys – The Ugly Duchess
Cennino d’Andrea Cennini (ca. 1370–1437)
Frida Kahlo
Piero di Cosimo
The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David
Fra Bartolommeo
The Fountain of Youth
Giulio Clovio: miniaturist and manuscript illuminator
Lorenzo Lotto: portrait of a physician
Saints Cosmas and Damian, patron saints of doctors
Saint Roch
Théodore Géricault: kleptomania
Dr. Ralph Schomburg, a fashionable physician
Saint Peter Martyr
Lorenzo Lotto: portrait of a surgeon
Caduceus versus the Staff of Asclepius
Hospital at Arles – Van Gogh, 1889
Saint Peter and Hansen’s disease?
Mantegna’s coral aorta
Paradise Lost – John Milton
Giorgione and the plague
Jan Steen: quack doctors visit lovesick maidens
The tooth pullers
Gerrit Dou and his Netherlandish quacks
Lorenzo Costa: a painting for services rendered?
The Bride in Death
Apothecaries vs. physicians
The Agnew Clinic
Los Caprichos
Edvard Munch: sickness and death
A physician examining a patient’s urine
Andriaen Brouwer: surgery in the tavern
The Bitter Potion, by Adriaen Brouwer
The Plague of Ashdod, by Nicholas Poussin
The old women of Francisco Goya
Ford Madox Brown: his model and his medical grandfather
Lovis Corinth and the sick father
Erich Heckel: in a lunatic asylum
Farewell, dear pictures that I have loved so well
Auguste Renoir and his arthritis
The Madonna of Impruneta: Icons and processions
The gift of the Medici
Martyrs and saints in art, history, and medicine FALL ’23

George Dunea and James L. Franklin
The last illness of Édouard Manet

Wilson F. Engel, III
The plague of ergotism and the grace of God

Howard Fischer
Daumier’s doctors
Feast or famine: Food in the art of Bruegel
Looking for lice in seventeenth-century art FALL ’23
James Ensor’s Bad Doctors new

Nora Fisher-Campbell
The physician’s guide to The Garden of Earthly Delights

Luciano Fiume
A WWII artist remembered

Fernando Espí Forcén
A man with a psychotic disorder by Diego Velazquez

Juliet Beckman Hubbell
Bread of life and death

Seth Judson
The Terme Boxer’s trauma

Zeynel Karcioglu
Winslow Homer, the eye-surgeon

Anna Lantz
Saint Apollonia, patron saint of odontology

James Lindesay
The Girl with a Pearl Earring—a vanitas?

Sally Metzler
Art and medicine in Renaissance Siena
Distorting anatomy
Doctors as angels and devils
Saint Sebastian nursed by Saint Irene
Saint kills parents, erects hospital, and shares bed with a leper
Shepherd with a goiter
Saint Cajetan (St. Gaetano Thiene)
Dr. Pozzi at home: gynecologist, soldier, socialite
Gertrude Abercrombie: surrealist predilection and pancreatic affliction
Portraits of vision: Sir Joshua Reynolds
Pietro Longhi:  appearances are deceiving
Illness or intoxication? Diagnosing a French clown

Tonse N. K. Raju
Battling poverty, injustice, ignorance and fear, and despair 
The trouble with the belly button

Ariana Shaari
Arthritis in Albrecht Durer’s Praying Hands

Ravi Shankar
The doctor and the doll

Alexandru Gh. Sonoc
Paracelsus: Physician and alchemist
The trapped peasant
The village’s physician
Evidence of a skull trepanning
The Summer
Portrait of a peasant
Medical art from the Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania

Mirjana Stojkovic-Ivkovic
Interpreting René Magritte’s The Rape
Painter Milene Pavlović Barili (1909–1945)

William Stringer
Dr. Arrieta and Francisco Goya

Rose Tasker
Bush medicine leaves

Pinky Tripathi
Taste buds

Trang Ngoc Diem Vu
Francisco de Goya: a portrait of illness

Michael Yafi
Edvard Munch: the child who never grew up
Did Salvador Dali follow the prolactin discovery in his painting of the fountain of milk?
Picasso and medicine: From early paintings to a syndrome

Vignettes
Unnamed surgeon
Christ at the bedside
A very early Picasso painting