Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dr. Kathleen Foley

  • The other pain crisis

    Adil Menon Cleveland, Ohio, USA   A guiding principle of medical care is that humans regardless of their superficial differences are fundamentally the same in their physiology. One of the oldest and most persistent refutations of this premise is the centuries old myth of a uniquely “African body,” characterized by diminished pain response and elevated…