Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Distinguished Civilian Service

  • Frances Oldham Kelsey: A medical profile in courage

    Kevin R. Loughlin Boston, Massachusetts, United States   Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey.3 Her name has disappeared into the vault of medical history and her dedication to scientific rigor and patient safety has been largely forgotten. Yet her silent but tangible legacy continues to this day. Born in Canada in 1914, Frances Oldham Kelsey received a…