Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Doctor in the House

  • Doctor in the House

    How strange and distant the world of Doctor in the House must appear to the present day generation. It was a world in which medical students purchased skeletons, not laptops; microscopes, not handhelds. They smelled of formaldehyde, dissected cadavers, and performed autopsies. To survive they washed dishes, drove cabs, visited pawnbrokers. Rugby and beer was…