Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dr. John Ayrton Paris

  • Humanitarian for all: The life of Henry Dunant

    Stephen KosnarLima, Peru In his late thirties and bankrupt, Henry Dunant lived in abject poverty, on occasion being forced to eat bread crusts and sleep outdoors in Paris. It is a bitter slice of one man’s history, particularly given that only a few years earlier he had founded the International Committee of the Red Cross.1…

  • Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and their fees

    Barry I. Hoffbrand London, United Kingdom   A Royal College meeting in the early 19th century Since Roman times the means of payment for services rendered defined the place certain groups held in society. Thus the Roman historian Tacitus, writing in his Annals (c. AD 113), refers to a law of 210 BC stating that…