Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Soundings [1991–2006]

George Dunea
Lawyers and doctors
Flying down under
Burning down their houses
At night
Closing the hospitals
Left hands
Relative values arrive
Surrogates: speaking for patients helps doctors
Drug ethics
Breast implants: silicone cash cow
History of food: thinking of Lucy
Clouds in intensive care
Reforming health care: calling for Mr. Yeltsin
Tracking medical devices
Thinking the unthinkable: rationing and assisted suicide
From millimoles to Maastricht
Doctors from abroad
Informed consumers
The homeless
Killers in the basement
Virus kills primary care donkey
From the free weekly observer
In whom to trust
Realigning the spine
Strange diseases
Advice from Polonius
The brain trust returns
Moon over Slovakia
Low ATP disease
Bus drivers’ rights
Many physicians have slain a king
The judge makes hospital rounds
Caring for Mrs. Brown
Requiem for the humanities
Tobacco wars
Lethal injection
Looking for breakthroughs
Attending physician abuse
In praise of disagreeable news
Vaccines for children
Down and out in Italy
Baby Richard
Pretending physicians and other new breeds
To heal on wheels
He no look good
Dangers of Afghan food
The way we eat now
Telling the patient
Extracting the history
Malpractice reform
Emergency room medicine:
Emergency room medicine: 2
Long hot summer
Little yellow cold pills
Like the plagues of Egypt
Buy low, sell high
Over spilt coffee
Venice from the air
Vertical integration
The cruelest month
Green couch
Princely visit
Jane Austen’s doctors and patients
Legislative flurry
Too many notes
Salt and other enemies
Mangia meno (eat less)
Alternative options
Breakthroughs and wars
Night of the gatekeeper
Noise at Rhinoceros General
Lesson of the year
Diagnosing trees and men
Better ads for healthier people
Feast or famine
Downsizing at Rhinoceros General
Looking back on 1997
Perils of primary care
Death by injection
Say no to Viagra
Catastrophic cat care
It’s the quality that counts
Evaluation and management guidelines
One’s own petard
The people vote; the doctor calls
Snow in Chicago
Premedical science
Basic science
Beastly handwriting
Fancy drugs for worried folks
Pinot noir powders
Looking for the man who fell off the roof
Crisis in the air
A medical error
Cunegonde’s ears, or multiple medical errors
If I ruled the world
Summer news
What not to do
Magnificus in distress
Au zinc
Feeding frenzy
Some diseases must declare themselves
The cow war
Executing Timothy McVeigh
Alphabet soups
Good news, and some bad
Escape to Eden
Clients on diets
Teaching hospital teams
Imaginary conversations
Holes in the heart
Surfing the web
A gross story
Too many to count
Spraying lawns and eating grass
If I ruled the world
Geese of a different feather
Speech that irritates
Educating the consumer
Young doctors, old lawyers
Medical thaumaturgy
Weapons of mass destruction kill dinosaurs
Diagnosing house officer fatigue
A gift for Thanksgiving
In committee
On covering one’s mouth (when yawning)
Three puzzling cases
Privacy concerns
The gas we pass
In captivity—at Lewes
Of cats, mice, and cocaine
Heart fever
Compassionate care
Uncompassionate care
Looking sideways
On reading Proust
Axel Munthe and The Story of San Michele
Glimpses of the past
Unauthorized practices
Marriage à la mode
Symphonic praise
Pills with a doughnut hole