Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities


A – J

Alexandra Adams
The missing chapter in our curriculum

Morgan Alexander

Sara Ali
Medical education in medieval Islam

Amira Athanasios
Defining medicine

Henry Bair
A quiet night

Arpan K. Banerjee
India’s oldest medical schools

Samantha Below
The time between our hands

Pamela Brett-MacLean, Michelle Casavant, Shirley Serviss, and Alyssa Cruz
Shadowing Artists on the Wards: an undergraduate, arts-based medical elective

Nishitha Bujala
The medicine in our stars
The “Ne-Uro” mess

Martin Conwill
The benefit of literature to a medical student

Lea Dacy
Medical Spanish at Mayo Clinic

Julia Dahlkamp
Incurably curious: mystery and drama in clinical case reports

Gulmira Derbissalina
The use of television series in medical education

Perry Dinardo
Partial eclipse of the heart

Martin Duke
A Teacher Remembered
A house call

George Dunea
PDF Document A plea for a continuing liberal education in medicine
The membership examination—then
Intercepted letters: the Wandervogel syndrome
Socrates on clinical excellence
Problems with medical records
The revolution of Abraham Flexner and its aftermath

John D. Ehrhardt, Jr. and J. Patrick O’Leary
Thomas Jefferson’s medical schools

Michael Ellman
Mrs. Collins and the Body Snatchers

Lee E. Eschenroeder
Aequanimitas and apathy

Howard Fischer
Not as a Stranger: The desperate medical student
Suspicious minds 
Medical school final exams: playing the odds
Pediatrics and theatrics
The good, the bad, and the regrettable
Movie review: Première Année (The Freshmen)
Saving the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Robert Folberg
Saying thank you

Kevin R. Fontaine
On Longcope Rounds

Florence Gelo
Engage the emotions
“Looking at … Looking away”: a challenging and vital skill
An essential attitude of the heart
Not just for the sake of ourselves
Teaching social determinants of health through art

Dean Gianakos
Things to think

Charlotte Grinberg
Wounding words

David Jeffrey
Empathy for medical students

K – P

Htet Khine
The “weak” intern

Trevor Klee
Suicide in medical school

Clara Koo
Are we culturally tone-deaf?

Kristin Krumenacker
Radiology and visual arts interpretation

Valeri Lantz-Gefroh
Bigger than a black box

Jeffery Lee
Cultivating clinical compassion with cultural encounters
Maintaining a moral compass in medicine

Norm Lieska
A window on iatrogenesis

Marco Luchetti
Simulation-based education and training: the reproduction of expert knowledge from military to healthcare applications

Rebecca MacDonell-Yilmaz
The language of medicine

Gregory M. Marcus
In defense of good pimping: the Socratic method

Matko Marusic
Studying medicine
Learning medicine by writing letters

Graham T. McMahon and Ruri Ashida
The checklist mentality

Elida Melova
Special abilities for a brave new world

Margaret Mitchell
Thank you notes

Samer Muallem
Ex memoriam: a eulogy for a med school factoid

Michelle Muscat
Wilson’s disease on television

Rubina Naqvi
Connecting literature with medicine

Emily Nghiem
Becoming Judith: the connection between Italian Baroque and anatomy lab

Julia Nguyen
A jigsaw puzzle

R – Z

Faraze Niazi and Jack Riggs
Certifying clinical competence: principles from the caliphate of al-Muqtadir

Thomas J. Papadimos
Observing the human condition: letters and case reports

Anthony Papagiannis
A classic case of vanity
Eliot’s triad: information, knowledge, and wisdom in medicine
To Sir, with gratitude
In a scan, darkly

JMS Pearce
Principles and Practice of Medicine: Sir Stanley Davidson

William Penson
Using book clubs in higher education

Katrin Platzer
The changing role of the patient in medical practice

Michelle Ponder
The Imposters

Ann Redpath
That reminds me of a story: the language of narrative in medicine

Gregory Rutecki
A Dickensian medical education

Daniel V. Schidlow and Florence Gelo
Verdi and Velázquez: perceptive sensitization in clinical medical education

Mary V. Seeman
Dress makes the doctor

M. Saleem Seyal
Abraham Flexner: his life and legacy

P. Ravi Shankar
The influence of the internet on medical student learning: A personal perspective

Filip Šimunović
The first experiment

Tabitha Sparks
Literature in medical school: why, how, and if

Anjiya Sulaiman
A very interesting case

Edward Tabor
Research opportunities for medical students and residents
Learning the vocabulary of medicine (and other foreign languages)

Katie Taylor
Medicine’s old-school technology

David Todd
Medicine, a noble profession

Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe
Novice doctor at Guy’s Hospital in 1964

Scott D. Vander Ploeg
Healing literature

Michael Vassallo
Compassion and the art of medicine

Boris D. Veysman
Teaching death

Hedy S. Wald, Sheldon Rubenfeld, and Joseph J. Fins
The Holocaust as end stage disease: Medical education as a moral imperative

L. Lewis Wall
On becoming a good physician

Mike Wong
Ports of Calls: toward a taxonomy of hospital on-call rooms

Annie Yeh
Humanism in medicine

David Nathaniel Yim
Everyone’s pain


Reading should be a pleasure, not a burden (Somerset Maugham)
Everyone is too busy (Lewis Thomas)
Bed-side library for medical students (Sir William Osler)
Beginnings of bedside teaching in Padua: Montanus
Tales out of medical school (Charles H. Halsted)
Informed consent (Charles H. Halsted)
Liverpool before the Beatles (George Dunea)
Baker-bates-isms (Eric Baker Bates)
The approach to the patient
Clinical teachings (Eric Baker Bates)
From here (Rasa Rafie)
Grand rounds
A day in the team room (Kirin Saint)
The fainting medical student (Howard Fischer)
The middle zone (Alfred David)
What is the point?
(Aariya Srinivasan)
Somerset Maugham on studying medicine (abstracted and in parts paraphrased from Of Human Bondage)
Thomas Wakley (1795–1862) and The Lancet (George Dunea)
On Hortons among history
(Avi Ohry)
A migrant worker’s journey to becoming a brain surgeon
(Saahas Kumbamu)
Musings from my first, on doctor-patient relationships (Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe)
Unequal encounter: An initiation (Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe)