Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Hospitals of Note

Gwen Adshead
Broadmoor: 150 years in the life of a secure psychiatric hospital

Joerg Albrecht
The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital of Soweto
The Klinikum Aachen

Ruri Ashida
The Jikei University Hospital, first charity hospital in Japan

Carlos Astudillo
The Van Buren Hospital in the history of Chile

Marco Antonio Ayala-García
The first ten hospitals on the American Continent

Diya Banerjee
Bellevue Hospital at the dawn of the apocalypse

Alan W.H. Bates
The National Anti-Vivisection Hospital, London

Antonio Dal Canton
Ospitale di San Matteo

Enrique Chaves-Carballo and David A. Schwartz
Las Animas: A Cuban yellow fever hospital

Yanglu Chen
Freedmen’s Hospital

Abigail Cline
The 8076th: a hospital with marching orders

Shelley Co
The Hopkins Hub

Anne Cooper
The Endell Street Military Hospital

Erin K. Crouch
Maynard-Columbus Hospital

Raymond H. Curry and VeeLa S. Gonzales
Provident Hospital – the first Black owned and operated medical institution in the United States

Joseph deBettencourt
A hospital for sick children
The founding of Rush Medical College

Noah DeLone
Roosevelt Hospital

Paul Dhillon
The viral hospital
King Edward VII Memorial Hospital

George Dunea
Byzantium: Origin of the modern hospital
The Old Cook County Hospital of Chicago
The Metropolitan Hospital of London
St. Fabiola and her hospital

Thomas R. Egnew
St. Christopher’s Hospice

Wilson F. Engel
The Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Moisés Enghelberg
A lesson in horizontality: El Hospital San Vicente de Paúl in Medellin, Colombia

Josephine Ensign
The Hospital on Profanity Hill

Lucy Eum
The Sorokdo National Hospital of South Korea

Louise Fabiani
The Montreal Neurological Hospital

Howard Fischer
Great Ormond Street and JM Barrie

Angharad Fletcher
Hybridity in Hong Kong: the Tung Wah Hospital

Christopher Frank
Missing history on a daily basis: working in an old hospital without paying attention
You’re no fi’ Glasgow: memories of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Julie Gianakon
Sydney Hospital

Rebecca Green and Mas Ahmed
St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London

Jared T. Griffin
San Francisco General Hospital: treating AIDS on Ward 5B

Peter D. Hart
The Royal London Hospital

Thomas Heyne
Reconstructing the world’s first hospital: the Basiliad

Andy Hung
The Massachusetts General Hospital

Sergei Jargin
Gilyarovsky and Gannushkin psychiatric hospitals in Moscow

Hannah Joyner
Pennsylvania Hospital

Jan W.P.F. Kardaun
The General Hospital – all are welcome

Panagiota Kitsantas
The Bonifacio Hospital: reforming psychiatric hospital care

Paola Lenzi and Gianfranco Natale
The Historical Hospital of Santa Chiara in Pisa

Carolyn Lipchik
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Donatella Lippi and Luigi Padeletti
The Spedale of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence

Michelle Lott

Marco Luchetti
Maria Lorenza Longo and the birth of the “Incurabili” Hospital in Naples

Nicola MacArthur
The origins and developments of the Lewis hospitals

Stephen Martin
Kirkleatham Hospital
The medieval hospitals of County Durham 
The monastic infirmaries of North Yorkshire
St. Godric and the lost leper hospital of Darlington 

Elie Matar
The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Orla McAlinden
Workhouse to hospital

W. Paul McKinney
Gorgas Hospital, Ancon, Panama

Sally Metzler
The Holy Infirmary of the Knights of St. John in Malta
Qatar’s Sidra Hospital and Damien Hirst’s Miraculous Journey

Esther Mgbemeje
Chonbuk National University Hospital

Rosa Monteserín Nadal
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, 600 years of history

Emily L. Moore
The unique journal of the USS Red Rover

Michael Mortellaro
Santa Maria Nuova: curing and caring

Rubina Naqvi
The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation

Giulio Nicita
Dipinto di blu: Turning blue in a Florence hospital

Anaeze C. Offodile II and Joel T. Katz
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital

Desmond O’Neill
The Meath Hospital, Dublin

Krutika Parasar
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Samuel K. Parish
Royal Victoria Military Hospital Netley

JMS Pearce
The General Infirmary at Leeds

Giorgina Barbara Piccoli and Gilberto Richiero
Beauty is everywhere: looking at our hospital with new eyes

Barry Pless
The Montreal Children’s Hospital

Lisa J. Pruitt
The Heritage Craft Schools and Hospitals for Crippled Children,

Birju Rao
Boston Dispensary

Nicolás Roberto Robles
Guadalupe: one of Spain’s oldest schools of medicine

Lynn Veach Sadler
Baghdad Medical City

Mary Seeman and Małgorzata Grochowina

Brian Andrew Sharpless
Colonial madness: the Public Hospital of Williamsburg, Virginia

Kate Elizabeth Shipman and Sudarshan Ramachandran
The Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune, a testament to the health benefits of religious charity and vineyards

Terri L. Sinnott
The $84.77 Hospital – St. Vincent

Annabelle Slingerland
Alcatraz Hospital revisited: patients behind bars
Craiglockhart Hospital, head above the parapet
Westerbork Hospital – A blessing in disguise?
Ellis Island Hospital, from quarantine to freedom
Charite hospital
Groote Schuur Hospital, location, lineage and legacy
The Steno Memorial Hospital of Copenhagen

Annabelle Slingerland and Kevin Brown
St. Mary’s Hospital, birthplace of penicillin

Annabelle Slingerland and Matthew Brown
The Joslin Diabetes Center

Annabelle Slingerland and Robin Seeley
Scutari Crimean War Hospital

Linda S. Slusser
St. Patrick’s Hospital: a legacy of Jonathan Swift

Sang Ik Song
Trafford General Hospital: a conjuring of spatial significance

Grace Sotomayor
Montefiore: Instrument for social good

Randall S. Stafford
Massachusetts General Hospital, 1992

Eleanor Stanford
Hospital Municipal Sebastião Martins Alves, Lençóis, Bahia

Edward Tabor
Long before Pearl Harbor, an entire hospital was sent to help England in World War II

Janice Tiao
The history of Bethlem Hospital

Annette Tuffs
The “Samariterhaus” Hospital and the “Institute for Experimental Cancer Research” in Heidelberg

George Venters
The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the legacy of Long John Silver

Judith N. Wagner
The Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon

Georgina Weatherdon
The Craiglockhart War Hospital of Edinburgh

Ben L. Williamson
Royal Hospital Haslar: end of an era

Samantha L. Williamson
The Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

A.J. Wright
Hillman Hospital

Alberto Zanatta & Fabio Zampieri
The origin and evolution of Padua hospitals

Sara Zanella
Sant’Anna Hospital in Ferrara

Children at play in the East London Hospital for Children
Sydney clinic
The Imperial Asylum at Vincennes
Hospitals in Sir Thomas More’s Utopia (1516)
The origins of the word “hospital” (Simon Wein)
What’s in a name?
(Aaroh Dubey)
Thomas Guy and his statue (Arpan K. Banerjee)