Past winners

Hektoen International honors the winners and runners up of the Hektoen Grand Prix essay contests


Summer 2018 Contest

 Putzer J. Hung, Grand Prize Winner
Pellagra: a medical whodunit

Sylvia Karasu, Runner-up
The madness of hunger

Katrina Genuis, Honorable Mention
Food of the body



Abigail Cline, Winner
Tales from the crypt:  the mosaic symbolism of Louis Pasteur’s tomb

Jack Coulehan, Runner-Up
The Education of Doctor Chekhov

Alida Rol, Runner-Up
“Mississippi Appendectomy” and other stories: when silence is complicity



Anika Khan, Winner – Essay
Locked-in syndrome: inside the cocoon

Adam Komrowski and Sang Ik Song, Winner – Brief
The King’s -Evil and sensory experience in Richard Wiseman’s Severall Chirurgicall Treatises



Lisa Mullenneaux, Winner
Outwitting ‘Typhoid Mary’

Robert Robeson, Winner
“Dust Off” and the Power of Perseverance



Christopher Frank, Winner
You’re no fi’ Glasgow: memories of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Natalia Vieyra, Runner-Up
Illuminating addiction: morphinomania in fin-de-siècle visual culture



Salvatore Mangione, Winner
Leonardo and the reinvention of anatomy



Fergus Shanahan, Winner

Daisy Fancourt, Runner-Up
Medicine musica