Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: drams

  • Dialogues of comfort

    Anthony Papagiannis Thessaloniki, Greece   Roman copy of a bust of Homer, 2nd¬†century AD, British Museum, London. My patient is a veteran physician, quite advanced in years but mentally lucid and fully aware of his condition. His disease is incurable, and he is in need of a chest aspiration for symptomatic relief of his breathlessness.…