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Art, Cristobal Rojas, and tuberculosis: a Latin American cultural experience

Maria S. Landaeta Aldo L. Schenone Gregory W. Rutecki   Fig. 1: Self portrait by Rojas, (1887) [public domain] 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 […]

Doctor Moore in Italy

Einar Perman  Stockholm, Sweden   In a recent issue of Hektoen International, I wrote about Doctor John Moore’s travels in Europe.1 Moore, a practicing physician in Glasgow with a good reputation, was offered an opportunity to travel. Like other prominent noblemen of his day, the young Duke of Hamilton was to make the Grand Tour […]