Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: ecchymosis

  • Madame Bovary: The clubfoot operation

    Charles Bovary is a country medical practitioner, mediocre, a simple man, not the brightest, but not unambitious. He reads that a simple tendon cutting operation could cure the village stable boy’s club foot, perhaps also bringing recognition to himself and celebrity to the village. At night he studies, trying to work things out. Is it…