Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Bucharest

  • Saul Bellow visits a dialysis unit

    The Dean’s December, published in 1982, is a highly autobiographical book written by Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow.1 It is about the experiences of a university Dean and is divided into two episodes.2 The first takes place in Bucharest, where the Dean visits his mother-in-law, once a prominent but now politically disgraced party member lying…