Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Aldo L. Schenone

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    LATIN AMERICA Published in September, 2019 H E K T O R A M A   . AFRICAN AMERICAN MEDICAL PIONEERS The first hospital in the Americas was built by Fray Nicolás de Ovando from 1503 to 1508 in Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti). Named Hospital de San Nicolás de Bari (I), it was located in…

  • Art, Cristobal Rojas, and tuberculosis: A Latin American cultural experience

    Maria S. LandaetaAldo L. SchenoneGregory W. Rutecki Tuberculosis, the “captain of all these men of death,” has devastated diverse societies for thousands of years. How are experiences related to this unforgiving and seemingly insatiable disease made unique by their cultural contexts? The visual arts provide a record of this disease as it relates to specific…