Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities


Saira Elizabeth Alex
The pandemic: a medical student’s perspective

Arpan K. Banerjee
Book Review of Intensive Care: A GP, A Community and COVID-19
Review: The History of the World in 100 pandemics, plagues and epidemics

Patrick Bell
Ancient Greek plague and coronavirus

Cristóbal S. Berry-Cabán
Katherine Anne Porter and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic

Brian Birch
COVID-19 and 1665: learning from Daniel Defoe

Denise Bockwoldt
Navigating the waters of post-COVID survivorship

Liam Butchart and Samantha Rizzo
The Call of the Wild and COVID-19

Michael Denham
The year gross anatomy faced the scalpel

Colleen Donnelly
COVID-19 and the Black Death

Catalina Florina Florescu
Covid-19 and the mind: a short play

James L. Franklin
Philip Roth’s Nemesis: a lesson for today

Daniel Gelfman
Enlightenment from Sherlock Holmes on COVID-19 associated perilous boredom
The history of polio and cigarettes, and the need for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Frank Gonzalez-Crussi
Animality revisited in times of the coronavirus: A fable

Dean Gianakos
When I Heard the Learn’d Epidemiologist

Victor Grech
COVID-19 and Malta’s Black Plague epidemic of 1813

Nancy L. Hagood

Laura Kahn
Remembering your COVID birth

Mateja Lekic
Boccaccio’s Decameron in the world of the coronavirus pandemic

Norelle Lickiss
COVID time

James A. Marcum
What does the zoonotic origin of COVID-19 teach us about preventing future pandemics?

Edward McSweegan
Jack London’s cloudy crystal ball

S.E.S. Medina
Danse of the virus
COVID-19: clinico-immunologic snapshot of a coronavirus

Helen Meldrum
Covid cascade killed my father

Barry Meisenberg
Inscrutable malice: Ode to a virus FALL ’23

Margaret B. Mitchell and Graham M. Attipoe
Revisiting the “Trolley Problem” in the COVID-19 pandemic

Roger Ruiz Moral
Applause: reflections on The Plague and being a doctor in a pandemic

Anthony Papagiannis
Washing our hands

Steven Perez
A day in Texas

Jayant Radhakrishnan
The wonderful world of vaccines

Jack E. Riggs and Donald R. Newcomer
“An ounce of prevention”: Past and present

Bonnie Salomon
A return to The Plague

Mariella Scerri
The 1918 Pandemic—the collective story versus the personal narrative
Faith and patron saints during the Black Death 

Mariella Scerri and Victor Grech
Drawing parallels in pandemic art
To wear or not to wear? Attitudes towards mask wearing then and now
The history of quarantine and contact tracing as surveillance strategies

P. Ravi Shankar
Locked down!

Sanjana Sundara Raj Sreenath

James Stoller, Peter Rea, and Alan Koll
Being our best selves: hidden in full view

Jennifer Summers
A flu that brought nations to a standstill

Katherine C. White

Elena Wilson
Covid battleground

Edward Winslow
Have we learned anything from 1918-1919 influenza?

Michael Yafi
Epidemics from plague to Coronavirus

Kelley Zhao