Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

  • Budapest: medicine and paprika

    L. J. Sandlow George Dunea Chicago, Illinois, United States   The Magyars, ancestors of modern Hungarians, came from the region of the Ural Mountains and invaded Europe around AD 800. Crossing the Carpathian Mountains, they conquered the Pannonian plain and established a large and important medieval kingdom. In 1526 they were defeated at the decisive…

  • Creative thinking in medicine: can we learn it from the masters and practice it?

    Lydia Usha Chicago, Illinois, United States   Discovery consists in seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. — Albert Szent-Györgyi   What is creative thinking? Although many great medical discoveries have been the result of creative thinking, they have often been attributed in retrospect to logical or scientific reasoning. These two…