Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: ageing

  • Book review: Why We Die: The New Science of Ageing and the Quest for Immortality

    Arpan K. BanerjeeSolihull, England The subjects of ageing, death, and immortality have long preoccupied human thoughts and culture. The ancient Egyptians practiced mummification out of a belief in an afterlife. Buddhists and Hindus believe in reincarnation with the immortal soul living on in another body. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam also have rites and rituals that…