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Howard Kelly’s avant-garde autopsy method

Julius P. Bonello, George E. Tsourdinis Peoria, Illinois, United States   Figure 1. Dr. Howard Kelly (Photo courtesy of The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions)3 Once dubbed the “Prince of Gynecology,” Dr. Howard A. Kelly was one of the most prominent surgeons in the United States in the early […]

The legacy and maladies of Jonathan Swift

JMS Pearce England, UK   Fig 1. Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift (Fig 1.) is best known for his popular Lemuel Gulliver’s: Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World published in 1726. (Fig 2.) Exciting adventures combine with satirical metaphors that parodied contemporary customs and politics. Lemuel Gulliver, the narrator, begins as a modern man […]

The Autopsy II

F. Inge Faust East Orange, New Jersey, United States   The Autopsy As from a surreal painting from long ago Or a bizarre story by Henry Thoreau A disquiet inside me begins to grow That will repeatedly return—I know. Spread before me is quite a scene: An Asian man not too tall but lean. He […]