Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Andrea Meyerhoff

  • Streptococcus and me

    Andrea Meyerhoff Baltimore, Maryland, United States   Alpha and Beta hemolytic streptococci grown on blood agar I respect the streptococcus. It is a bacterium—a whole genus of them—that excels at making people sick. It may shape a childhood understanding of illness, rupture ties that bind a family, or drive an appreciation for a great moment…