Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Infectious Disease

A – J

Diego Andrade and Stalin Santiago Celi
Quinine and global health

Juan–Carlos Argüelles
The early days of the Nobel Prize and Golden Age of Microbiology

Patrick Ashinze
Lassa: The small town with the mark of death

Arpan K. Banerjee
Book review: Pandemic Obsession: How They Feature in our Popular Culture
Book review: Foreign Bodies: Pandemics, Vaccines and the Health of Nations

Salvatore Barbuti, Domenico Martinelli, and Rosa Prato
Bari in the seventh cholera pandemic

Cristóbal S. Berry-Cabán
“Satturday” by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who helped introduce smallpox inoculation to England new

Nazan Bilgel
Lament to measles

Amogh BJNanditha Venkatesan
Rheumatic fever: evolution of causal concepts and management

Julius P. Bonello, Michael J. Neff, and Zoe O. Demko
Propagating penicillin in Peoria: From discovery to mass production new

Emily Boyle
“Scarlet letters”—the depiction of scarlet fever in literature

Art Boylston
Smallpox inoculation: prelude to vaccination

Richard J.E. Brown
Malaria in defeat and victory

Barry R. Catchlove
Plague Sydney 1900

Enrique Chaves-Carballo
Darling of Panama
Carlos J. Finlay: the mosquito man
The germ of laziness
Palo Seco: A leper colony in Panama

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

Lea Dacy
Milwaukee’s unlikely public health advocate

Richard de Grijs
The ships’ surgeons’ toxic toolkit
Ship fever: A malignant disease of a most dangerous kind? new

Cross De Idialu
Not all heroes wear capes

Jose de la Fuente
Anaplasmosis: what we can learn from Lam’s surrealistic animalarium

Anahita Dua
Quarantining souls: The impact of plague village

Martin Duke
Maxwell Finland: expert in infectious diseases

George Dunea
Daniel Carrion and his disease
David Bruce, discoverer of brucellosis
Baruch Blumberg who discovered the hepatitis B virus 
Botulism: from pork sausages to Botox 
Simon Flexner, infectious diseases pioneer 
The men who defeated syphilis
Scrofula or the king’s evil
William Budd and typhoid fever
John Haygarth, pioneer epidemiologist
The final illness of Thomas Wolfe

Kathryne Dycus
Peter Panum and the “geography of disease”

Hayat El Boukari
Philadelphia’s plague

Howard Fischer
Scotland’s Anthrax Island
Robert Koch, M.D., and the cure for sleeping sickness: ethics versus economics
When Papa Doc treated yaws
Dr. Gerhard Domagk and prontosil: dyeing beats dying
Dr. Oriol Mitjà: seeking to understand old and new infectious diseases
Diagnosis: Neurosyphilis. Treatment: Malaria, iatrogenic
Leprosy and armadillos: Handle with care
Noma: The disfiguring, devouring disease
BCG: The vaccine that took thirteen years to develop
Dr. Gerhard Hansen – A great discoverer

James L. Franklin
A Cold War vaccine: Albert Sabin, Russia and the oral polio vaccine

Denis Gill
Polio conundrums

Pavane L. Gorrepati
A historical analysis of the military’s method of anti-malaria health education through print

Sarah Jane Irawa
Matushka’s ordeal

Anne Jacobson
Plagues and prejudice
The scourge, the scientist, and the swindle

Beth Jarosz
Casanova: Patient Zero and other insights into sexual health in the 1700s

Stewart Justman
“God Helps Them That Help Themselves”: Poor Richard and the inoculation controversy

K – P

Tafadzwa Kasambira

Larry Kerr
Preparing for a zombie apocalypse

William Kingston
Chance in the origins of antibiotics

Travis Kirkwood
Health, wellness, and their determinants

Khameer Kishore Kidia
A disease of society: cholera through the ages

Stephen A. Klotz and Justin O. Schmidt
Pursuing Hualapai tigers in the Mule Mountains

Tom Koch
Passionate medicine: the emotional fight against epidemic disease

Peter Koplin
Ernest Black Struthers: missionary life, kala azar, and military strife

Antoinette van der Kuyl
Dandy fever in New Orleans, 1828

Lauren Lewis
A Return to a Moralistic Perception of Disease: Prudence in the Time of Cholera

Vicky Li
Ancient remedies for modern times

Philip R. Liebson
Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau and aeration of the White Plague
Salvador Luria and the bacteriophage new
Martinus Beijerinck: A co-discoverer of viruses new

Kevin R. Loughlin
Salk and Sabin: the disease, the rivalry and the vaccine

Salvatore Mangione
Bugs and people: when epidemics change history

Constance Markey
Giovanni Boccaccio on pandemics past and present

Edward McSweegan
How conflict and bureaucracy delayed the elimination of yellow fever
The hunt for a yellow fever therapy
The Schoolhouse Lab

S.E.S. Medina
AIDS: Thru a glass darkly

Andrea Meyerhoff
Streptococcus and me

Matthew Migliozzi, David Forstein, Sarah Rindner, and Robert Stern
Public health measures derived from the Jewish tradition: III. The Bris: Jewish ritual circumcision and hemophilia

Kayvon Modjarrad
A changing paradigm for medical research: the evolution of the clinical trial

Eleanor J. Molloy
Did Macbeth have syphilis?

David M Morens, Gregory K Folkers, and Anthony S Fauci
Emerging infections: a perpetual challenge

Lisa Mullenneaux
Outwitting “Typhoid Mary”

Clara Orban
AIDS literature: a cross cultural perspective

Anthony Papagiannis
Rapid testing for the masses

Harsh Patolia
The forgotten many of the Guatemalan Syphilis Experiments

J.M.S. Pearce
Leprosy: A nearly forgotten malady
The bubonic plague in Eyam
Epidemic cholera and Joseph William Bazalgette
John Walker, vaccinator extraordinaire
Koch’s postulates revisited
Measles again new

Godfrey Pearlson
Smallpox vaccination in the satirical work of James Gillray

Robert Perlman
Oswaldo Cruz and the eradication of infectious diseases in Brazil

Brendan Pulsifer
The climate cure: Treating tuberculosis in the nineteenth century

Constance E. Putnam
Lajos Markusovszky: Semmelweis’s Best Friend

Elisabeth Preston-Hsu
Ebola on this side

Astrid Primadhani
Disease mapping: tracing the urban epidemic

R – Z

Jayant Radhakrishnan
Sir Alexander Fleming: A microbiologist at work and play
Use of masks to control the spread of infection: more than a century of confusion
Recognition at last
Gain of function
Sporozoites: The elusive assassins

Vicent Rodilla
El garrotillo: on diphtheria and Goya

Damiano Rondelli
Edward Jenner (1749-1823): from variolation to vaccination

Gregory M. Rutecki
Consumption, Collapse, and Family by Alice Neel
Tuberculosis Retrenched at Saranac Lake: A Herald for Contemporary Hospitals
Reflections on early 20th century tuberculosis: a juxtaposition of Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain and Edward L. Trudeau’s Autobiography

Philip John Ryan
Lord Florey and the other war

Tanzila Atifali Saiyed
Revisiting the history of kuru

Shafiqah Samarasam
The forerunner

Satish Saroshe
Ronald Ross: polymath and discoverer

Saty Satya-Murti
The other Timothy Leary
“Killed By Vaccination”: the enduring currency of a nineteenth century illogic

Mindy A. Schwartz
Tuberculosis – a journey across time

Annabelle Slingerland
How a small town kept smallpox small

David Spadafora
Mortality data, risk probability, and the psychology of assent in the enlightenment smallpox debate

Robert Stern, Piotr Kozlowski, and David Forstein
Jewish ritual immersion in the mikveh and the concept of communal immunity

Mariel Tishma
The global journey of variolation

Russell Tomar
A Physician-Scientist’s odyssey at the dawn of AIDS

Kathryn Tone
Washington’s deadliest enemy

Emmanuel Ugokwe
Penicillin’s unique discovery

George Venters
Leith in the time of cholera – the story of Thomas Latta

Janet Wolter
Recollections of a polio ward

Noam Zeffren, Tova Chein, and Roberrt Stern
Public health measures derived from the Jewish tradition
Public health measures derived from the Jewish tradition: II. washing and cleaning

Raisa Zubareva
Path of compassion


Andrea del Sarto – plague in Florence
A view of syphilis from the 19th century (Robert Thomas)
Fracastorius, the man who named syphilis
The Plague of Athens (Thucydites)
Dr. Uplavici’s studies on amebic dysentery
Fleas in art and medicine
St. Francis heals a leper
Cholera in France 1859 (William Sharp)
Vaccinating a young child
Intubation for diphtheria
Strange complications of vaccination
Sir Patrick Manson—“Father of Tropical Medicine” (Harley Williams)
Sanitariums as cure for consumption

Fossilized tick-borne diseases
(José de la Fuente)
The problem with drinking (water) on airplanes
(Howard Fischer)
The history of scarlet fever
(George Dunea)
Infectious mononucleosis
(George Dunea)
The seventeenth-century plague doctor’s hazmat suit (Howard Fischer)
Encephalitis lethargica: The sweating sickness of the 1920s? (Philip Liebson) WIN ’24
Epidemics: The deadly foes of humanity WIN ’24
Pertussis—A new or ancient disease? (George Dunea) new
Mumps: Dolor et tumor
(George Dunea) new
Rabies, still a deadly disease
(George Dunea) new