Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities


A – J

Marissa Armoogam
Pain versus survival

Cynthia J. Avila
The art of surgery: ‘surgical theatrics’ on the surgeon’s stage

Arpan K. Banerjee
Samuel Solly—distinguished surgeon and educator
William Marsden, surgeon and founder of the Royal Free and Royal Marsden Hospitals, London 
William Sands Cox—surgeon and founder of the Birmingham Medical School 

Mahmood Bhutta
A one-millimeter push revolutionizes ear surgery: The story of Samuel Rosen and surgery of the stapes bone

Robert Biggar
Evidence versus practice: the story of surgery in breast cancer

Julius Bonello and S. Ayesha Hasan
It is good to be the king: The French surgical revolution

Julius Bonello and George E. Tsourdinis
Howard Kelly’s avant-garde autopsy method

Margareta-Erminia Cassani
Blood under the moon: The role of astrology in surgery

Peter de Smet
Bioarchaeological findings support ancient representations of surgical limb amputation, part one: Examples from the Old World new
Bioarchaeological findings support ancient representations of surgical limb amputation, part two: Examples from the New World new

George Dunea
Lord Moynihan and his Truants
Joseph Lister and the story of antiseptic surgery
Fabricius Hildanus – father of German surgery
Dominique-Jean Larrey, Napoleon’s army surgeon (1766–1842)
Sir James Paget
Loyal Davis (1896–1982)
Christian Fenger (1840–1902)
William Stewart Halsted (1852–1920)
Karl A. Meyer (1888–1972)
Sir Astley Cooper: The surgeon’s surgeon
Campbell de Morgan (1811–1876)
Robert Liston—the fastest knife in town
James Syme, the Napoleon of surgery (1799–1870)
William Cheselden, father of modern British surgery
Jean Mery, distinguished French surgeon
The times of Gaspare Tagliacozzi, founder of plastic surgery
Theodor Kocher (1841–1917)
Abraham Colles—giant among surgeons
Lawson Tait, father of aseptic surgery and gynecology 
George Crile Sr., founder of the Cleveland Clinic
Nicholas Senn, the great master of abdominal surgery
Wilhelm Baum (1799–1883)
Claudius Amyand (c. 1680–1740) of the first appendectomy
Ernst von Bergmann, the surgeon who heat-sterilized surgical instruments
Thomas Curling (1811–1888)
Denis Burkitt, surgeon and epidemiologist (1911–1993)

Howard Fischer
Dr. Dominique Larrey
Book review: The Facemaker: One Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I

Brody M. Fogleman, Cristin B. Grant, Harsh Jha, and Noel Brownlee
Pierre Fauchard (1678–1761), dentistry’s founding father

James L. Franklin

Denis Gill
Operation Cooperation

John Graham-Pole
The surgeon

Anthony Gulotta
The scorn of slow stitches

Lila Haile
Ambroise Paré

Anne Jacobson
Christmas with Dupuytren and Lisfranc

K – P

Zeynel A. Karcioglu
Pig-tail probe

Violet Kieu
Think like a surgeon

Isabel Legarda
Ghosts from the Ether Dome

Philip R. Liebson
Alexis Carrel: the sunshine and the shadow

Kevin R. Loughlin
W.W. Keen: physician to the presidents

Olena Lupalo
Pursuit of immortality: Dr. Amosov

Iain Macintyre
Thomas Keith: Pioneer photographer and pioneer surgeon

Fadlurrahman Manaf
Homini Verminoso, who created “Orthopaedia”

Stephen Martin
Alfred Skirrow Robinson: the colorful life of a Roaring Twenties surgeon 
The memorial of Thomas Johnson, eighteenth-century barber surgeon

Michael Meguid
The colors of pride
It takes a team

Giulio Nicita
The name of gratitude

Anthony Papagiannis

Kush Patel
William Webster, the first modern Canadian academic anesthesiologist

JMS Pearce
Wilfred Batten Lewis Trotter (1872–1939)
Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes
Arthur William Mayo-Robson
Walter Edward Dandy

R – Z

Jayant Radhakrishnan
Tutorial for surgeons by Lawrence Peter Berra
Unconventional wisdom: A risky business

Jayant Radhakrishnan and Mohammad Ezzi
Nobel Laureate Surgeons

Jayant Radhakrishnan and Nathaniel Koo
Atypical appendectomies
The appendicitis conundrum

John Raffensperger
Hippocrates, abortion, and cutting for stone
The surgery of pyloric stenosis in Chicago
Potts and Pott
Harvey Cushing: Surgeon, Author, Soldier, Historian 1869–1939
Conjoined twins: art, ethics, and the media
Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie: William James Mayo, (1861–1938) and Charles Horace Mayo (1865–1939)
Ephraim McDowell, father of ovariotomy

Damiano Rondelli
The early days in the history of appendectomy

Tyler B. Rouse
The brief and strange history of mesmerism and surgery

Subramoniam Rangaswami
The sweetest gift

Sukanya Sam
Locard’s principle and the surgeon

Tilman Sauerbruch
A drawing created during World War I

Annabelle Slingerland and Leon Lacquet
Ferdinand Sauerbruch, father of thoracic surgery

Linda S. Slusser
Thomas Dent Mütter: Innovative surgeon and teacher

Earl C. Smith
René Favaloro

Samuel Spencer
Banishing that dread of being cut

Richard Spicer
Bristol Children’s Hospital and esophageal atresia

Mahala Yates Stripling
Richard Selzer’s last grand rounds at Yale
Impostor syndrome: Richard Selzer’s life of doubt
“What’s a soul?”: Richard Selzer finds the spirit in the flesh
“Man’s greatest pleasure”: Dr. Richard Selzer, as patient

Rumen Vodenicharov
Nikolay Pirogov, the knight of virtuous deeds

Judith Wagner
René G. Favaloro: one world is not enough

Mildred Wilson
Ambroise Pare: standard bearer for barber-surgery reform

Frank A. Wollheim
Surgeon and ambassador of the humanities: homage à Grace and Philip Sandblom

Larry Zaroff
A death in the operating room


Orthoses, prostheses, and splints (JMS Pearce)
John of Arderne, founder of English surgery
Konrad Langenbeck 1776–1851
Preparation for surgery
Primitive surgery 
The village surgeon
Lucas van Leyden: ear surgery
Up to date orthopedics
Sawing to the bone
Georg Bartisch, early Renaissance eye-surgeon
William Morton first demonstrates the use of ether anesthesia
Saints Damian and Cosmas removing a bullet from a man’s chest
Ambroise Paré shown amputating a leg on the battlefield
The surgeon who invented the Penrose drain
John Woodall, author of The Surgeon’s Mate
Yurii Voronoy, Ukrainian kidney transplant pioneer
Francisco Graña, eminent Peruvian neurosurgeon
John Douglas of the “high” stone operation
Richard Wiseman, “father of English surgery”
Additional French surgeons SPR ’24
Ophthalmic surgeon Evan Harries Harries-Jones
(Frederick O’Dell) SPR ’24