Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities


Omar Alzarkali
Blood and pernicious anemia

Romalyn Ante

Anne Marie Appelgren
Blood on the road

Chris Arthur
Blood Mnemonics

Krishna G. Badami
Syndrome de Lasthénie de Ferjol

Arpan K. Banerjee
Book review: My Years with the British Red Cross

Safia Benaissa
Karl Landsteiner and the discovery of blood groups

Emily Boyle
Bad blood: the drama of bloodshed

Matthew Casas
Bleeding science dry: the history of scientific racism and blood

Paula Carter
The Rh factor: An intertwined history

Anthony Chiocchi
Only blood

Emily Cline
Bloodlust: the embodiment of the uncanny in “The Vampyre”

Sherin Jose Chockattu
Bloody beginnings of hematology

Kelly Chen
Forever young: the history and promise of young blood therapeutics

Sharon Cohen
Red Cross targets emotional impact of climate change

Philip Crispin
Transfusion reactions hidden from history

Danielle Dalechek
A history of blood: hysteria, taboos, and evil

Francesca Portante d’Alessandro
Bloody art

Shruthi Deivasigamani
A case of toxic blood

Andrea Dejean
Bad blood

Amy DeMatt
Bloody segregation: the story of how Charles Richard Drew found life abundantly

Mel Diomampo
All blood runs red

Bahar Dowlatshahi
Blood beliefs and practices in Iran 

Martin Duke
Medicinal leeches in art and literature

George Dunea
The Fantus clinic and the blood bank of Chicago
Xenotransfusion: Blood from animals to humans

Kelsey Wollin Dunn
Destination assured—the power of the cross

Simon Edber
Not by blood

Mostafa Elbaba
The discovery of heparin WIN ’24

Rhianna Elliott
Bloodletting and the treatment of menstrual disorders in early modern England

Jennifer Evans and Sara Read
“Blood made White”: the relationship between blood and breastmilk in early modern England

Howard Fischer
Dr. Marilyn Gaston’s lifesaving research

Rachel Fleishman
Painting an honest image

James L. Franklin
Marmite: its place in medical history, Lucy Wills, and the discovery of folic acid

GAP Secretariat
The history of the Red Cross / Red Crescent in blood

Nod Ghosh
The thickening of blood

John Graham-Pole
First blood
Blood, black bile, yellow bile, phlegm: an inseparable balance?

Mark A. Gray
Experimental evidence for the humoral circulatory system

Richard de Grijs and Daniel Vuillermin
Christopher Wren and Blood Circulation

M.K.K. Hague-Yearl
Bloody women

Nicole Hebdon
Notes from writing a character with a bleeding disorder

Hans Erik Heier
The history and significance of voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation

Ryan Hill
What can physicians learn from Benjamin Rush, blood, and the Red Cross? 

Matthew Holmes
Anne McLaren, transfusion, transplantation, and the nature of blood 

N. Reece Ho-Sheffield
Hereditary blood disorders in blue-blood aristocrats

Christopher Hubbard
Blood policies and bioart in the 1900s

Nada Hussein
Leukemia past and present: lessons learned and future opportunities 

Sarah Jane Irawa
Victoria’s curse

Joanne Jacobson
The sight of blood

Olena Kagui
Blood at Maidan – Kyiv, Ukraine 2014

Nonoko Kamai
Blood type and personality

Charles G. Kels
First principles

Shannon Kernaghan
Training wheels

Ntombi Kgosana and Phenyo Montsho
Traditional circumcision in South Africa

Peter Kopplin
From eponym to advocate: the story of Stephen Christmas

Stephen Kosnar
Humanitarian for all: the life of Henry Dunant

Paulina Kowalińska
Ludwik Hirszfeld: the story of one life that changed thousands of others

Neal Krishna
Heterozygous Advantage: how one deadly disease prevents another

Andrea Lollo

Fangzhou Luo
A brief history of menstruation

Kevin R. Loughlin
A history of blood transfusion: a confluence of science—in peace, in war, and in the laboratory

Juliet McMullin
Drawing the chemotherapy chair

Geraldine Miller
Alternatives to blood transfusion 

Meguna Nakai
Yellow blood: learn from yesterday

Sara Nassar
What did Dorothy Reed See?

Diana-Andreea Novaceanu
Drawing blood: depictions of transfusion in contemporary arts 

Brian Sammy Omond
Medical and scientific innovations arising from warfare

Carys O’Neill
Royal blood: Queen Victoria and the legacy of hemophilia in European royalty

Sylvia Pamboukian
Vampires and the Tuberculous Family

Saameer Pani
Blood is the life

George M. Pantalos
The gift of life—from whom?

Barnabas Pastory
The Red Cross and hematology pioneers

Kayla Peña
“The Blood Battle”: using science to combat the fear of blood

Margo A. Peyton
The sanctity of blood: Jehovah’s Witnesses and bloodless medicine

Robbie Porter
Blood relics and contemporary memory 

Jill Purtee
Diamond-Blackfan anemia and tap shoes

Jayant Radhakrishnan
Where the unusual was usual: the Cook County Hospital blood bank
Avant garde research on a blood substitute at the Hektoen Institute of Medical Research

Irving Rosen
Norman Bethune’s mobile blood transfusions

Jules Reich
Blood debt 

Gregory W. Rutecki
Consumption and vampires: metaphor and myth before science

Kelsey Ruud
A real world of not-so-real blood

Seidumanova Sabrina
Bloodletting with leeches: more dangerous than meeting Dracula

Cristina Sans-Ponseti
Blood’s journey: from lab technology to industrial technology

Phebe Ozavize Salami
Tales of a sickler

William Schneider
Vampires and blood trafficking: the International Red Cross campaign against third-world plasma collection in the 1970s

Felicity Ray Self
Whose blood is it anyway?

Ahmad Shakeri and Howsikan Kugathasan
Defining donation

Meryl C. Sigaton
The leech makes a comeback 

Navanjana Siriwardane
Blood and war: Preserving plasma and humanity

W. Roy Smythe
What about the blood?

Joanna Smolenski
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?: Erzsébet Báthory and the curative power of blood in medieval Europe

E. C. Spary
Control of blood

Sue Stevenson
Blood and bone

Eva Kitri Mutch Stoddart
The past and future of blood banking 

Mark Tan
There is power in the blood

Mawuli Tettey
The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

Alice Theibault
The smartest vampire story

Candace Thomas
Hidden Heroes 

Matthew Turner
Blood and hate: The anti-Semitic origin of the fabled first transfusion

Patricia A. Unsworth
Blood and bandages 

Ian Willis
Red Cross humanitarianism and female volunteers in Australia

Mair Zamir
Blood is NOT the essence of life?