Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Danielle Ofri

  • Defining medicine

    Amira Athanasios Walnut Creek, California, United States   Image by Amira Athanasios Defining Medicine. The bolded script screamed at me from a massive poster hung six stories high along the side of the university hospital on my first day of medical school. Like most millennials, I pursued medicine with a deep conviction to make a…

  • The pastor’s son

    Danielle OfriNew York City, New York, United States From Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients,¬†Copyright ¬© 2010 Danielle Ofri. Reprinted by permission of Beacon Press, Boston. There was a sharp rap at the apartment door. When Samuel Chuks Nwanko opened it, he saw a young man standing in the hallway wearing a stained denim…