Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Aesthetics and narratives

  • The benefit of literature to a medical student

    Martin ConwillUnited Kingdom In a letter to Benjamin Bailey in 1817, John Keats, who only one year prior was a medical student himself, wrote: “I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of imagination – what the imagination sees as beauty must be truth.”1 This proclamation can be…