Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Books & Reviews

Fizzah Ali
The creation of Tennessee Williams’ Blanche Dubois: A biographical psychotic neurotic

Emily Atashkari
Depression in Little Miss Sunshine

Sara Baker
The truth in facts is a derelict ruin: Forging a self through fiction

Arpan K. Banerjee
Cinema MD: A History of Medicine on Screen
Literatim: Essays at the intersections of medicine and culture
Book review: A Time for All Things. The Life of Michael E. DeBakey by Craig Miller
C. Miller Fisher: Stroke in the twentieth century 
Book review: A Brief History of Ayurveda
Book review: Architects of Structural Biology
Book review: Viruses, Plagues, and History by M. B. A. Oldstone
Review of Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma
Book review: Island Dreams: Mapping an Obsession
Winston Churchill’s Illnesses
Anatomica: The exquisite and unsettling art of human anatomy
Book review: The Origins of AIDS
Book review: John Keats’ Medical Notebook
Book review: A Place in History: The Biography of John C. Kendrew
Book review: The Origins of Modern Science
Book review: Casanova’s Guide to Medicine 
Book review: “All manner of ingenuity and industry”: A bio-bibliography of Dr. Thomas Willis 1621–1675
Medicine and cinema—A cultural symbiosis
Book review: Albemarle Street: Portraits, personalities and presentations at the Royal Institution
Book review: Medicine in the Middle Ages
Book review: John Hughlings Jackson: Clinical Neurology, Evolution and Victorian Brain Science

Book review: Insulin – The crooked timber
Book review: Female innovators who changed our world: How women shaped STEM
Book review: Frank Pantridge MC
Book review: Civilization and the Culture of Science

Book review: Understanding the NHS
Book review: The Imaginary Patient: How Diagnosis Gets Us Wrong
Book review: How the NHS Coped with COVID-19
Book review: How the Mind Changed: A Human History of Our Evolving Brain
Book review: Am I Normal?
Book review: The Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World
Book review: A History of Women in Medicine and Medical Research
Book review: My Years with the British Red Cross
Book review: Pathogenesis: How Germs Made History
Book review: Fighting for Life: The Twelve Battles That Made Our NHS, and the Struggle for Its Future
Book review: Sir Thomas Browne: The Opium of Time
Book review: Life Unseen: A Story of Blindness

Sima Barmania
Book Review: Alain de Botton’s The Pleasures and Sorrow of Work

Cristóbal S. Berry-Cabán
Hiroshima seventy-five years after the bombing

Amanda M. Caleb
Book review: Rearranged: An Opera Singer’s Facial Cancer and Life Transposed new

Rachel Conrad Bracken
The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg and the diagnostic gaze as moral authority in The Great Gatsby

Laurence K. Chan
Book review: Nobel and Lasker Laureates of Chinese Descent: In Literature and Science

Shelley Co
Moreau’s mysterious creatures

JTH Connor
The craft of medical reflection
Review of: Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education: A Handbook to the Heart of Medicine

Paul Dakin
Sign Gene: The first deaf superhero film

Sherrie Dulworth
Books: Catalysts for health care change

George Dunea
PDF Document Reading for pleasure
PDF Document Other ways in other worlds
PDF Document Symphonic praise
PDF Document The Anatomy of Melancholy
PDF Document On reading Proust
PDF Document Axel Munthe and The Story of San Michele
Through the Magic Door with Conan Doyle
George Bernard Shaw’s The Doctor’s Dilemma
Embalming Vladimir Lenin
Giovanni Cortesi—Renaissance surgeon of Bologna and Messina
Live chicken for treating plague buboes
Reflections on time long gone by
Martin Chuzzlewitt by Charles Dickens FALL ’23

Carol-Ann Farkas
The woman doctor as medical and moral authority: Helen Brent MD

Howard Fischer
Quincy—A crusading doctor played by a crusading actor 
The Last Angry Man: A caged eagle
Red Beard: A master clinician in nineteenth century Japan
Article 99: Saving money versus saving lives
Movie review: No Way Out
Professor Bernhardi, a play by Arthur Schnitzler, M.D.
Movie review: The Hospital, “the wounded madhouse of our times”
Movie review: Pressure Point – treating the hateful patient
Movie review: Kings Row – assassins in white coats
Movie review: Where Does it Hurt?
Doctor Cabbie: No good deed goes unpunished
Movie review: Bisturi: La Mafia Bianca
Book review: The Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Waste
Making radiation visible: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Godzilla
Book review: The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside
Polluting puberty, monstrous menstruation, and fatal femininity
The smell of dystopia: Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four

James L. Franklin
Two Scottish tales of medical compassion
GI Joe: The life and career of Dr. Joseph B. Kirsner
Book review: The stomach – A biography by Jeremy Hugh Baron
Dr. Charles Drew, Philip Roth, and Race
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: A cautionary tale
Nikolai Gogol’s The Diary of a Madman

Dustin Grinnell
The anatomy of bibliotherapy: How fiction heals, part I
The anatomy of bibliotherapy: How fiction heals, part II
The anatomy of bibliotherapy: How fiction heals, part III

Ad A. Kaptein, Barend W. Florijn, and Pim B. van der Meer
“John Barleycorn Must Die”: Addiction attributions in Jack London’s Alcoholic Memoirs

Peter Korsten
Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain: About a whistling pneumothorax and pulmonary tuberculosis

Carol Levine
The lady writer and the Valkyrie: Magda Szabo’s novel The Door
Aging in (another) place: Magda Szabo’s novel Iza’s Ballad

Christina Lee
Queer and unked: Disability, monstrosity, and George Eliot’s “Sympathy”

Yeji Lee
Black man, white coat

Ramon Lim
Self and the Phenomenon of Life: A Biologist Examines Life from Molecules to Humanity

Jason Liu
Breaking Bad: A case study of antisocial personality disorders

Peter McCann
Suffering and empathy in the stories of Anton Chekhov and their relevance to healthcare today

Mary Ann McDermott
Book review: Creative Arts in Humane Medicine

Colin J. McDowall
Bibliotheca Sibbaldiana

Snaiha Iyer Narayan
The Joker and his Frankenstein

Bernardo Ng
Ángeles Mastretta’s life ripped apart

Donna J.A. Olson
Edgar Allan Poe – A tormented literary genius

Sylvia Pamboukian
James Herriot and burnout 

Anthony Papagiannis
R. Austin Freeman and the Victorian forensic thriller

Solomon Posen
Saul Bellow’s Doctor Adler: The achieving medical father and his non-achieving son

Guillermo Quinonez and Laurette Geldenhuys
Canadian contributions to the study of pathology

Tonse N. K. Raju
Reconstructing memories and history in One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Lindsay Ripley
A portrait of dementia

Maria Sgouridou
Doctors and illness in Boccaccio’s Decameron

Heather Stewart
Feminist Epistemologies in A Woman Under the Influence

Roslyn Weaver
North and South and the intersections of environment and health

Simon Wein
Old dogs teach psychology

Eelco Wijdicks
The bedside manners of Ingmar Bergman’s celluloid physicians
Understanding so little: Cinema and mass shootings
Ingmar Bergman reading psychiatry and psychology texts

Ryan Xia
A Silent Voice: A case study of suicidality new