Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: calenture

  • Temporary insanity in tropical waters

    Richard de Grijs Sydney, Australia   Frontispiece to the second edition (1639) of John Woodall’s The Surgion’s Mate, promising to outline “[t]he cures of the Scurvey [sic] … and of the Calenture.” Line engraving by George Glover. Wellcome Collection. So, by a calenture misled, The mariner with rapture sees, On the smooth ocean’s azure bed,…