Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Antioxidant

  • Fred Gey, father of the antioxidant hypothesis

    Alun EvansBelfast, United Kingdom Fred Gey was a German scientist who developed the concept that antioxidant vitamin deficiency caused certain diseases. He qualified as an MD at the University of Basel in 1952, having first researched clinical biochemistry. He then spent two years in the biochemistry section of the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Germany,…

  • Traditional obstetrics in Isaan, Thailand

    Khwan Phusrisom Durham, United Kingdom   Fig 1. The house in which I was born. Births were in a living room, far left. The natal hearth was under the roofed veranda. Sketch by author, ©. May be reproduced for non-commercial purpose Traditional midwifery and the culture of birth in Isaan, Northeast Thailand, may hold lessons for the prevention…