Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Edwin Smith

  • Evidence versus practice: the story of surgery in breast cancer

    Robert Biggar Bethesda, Maryland, United States Imhotep: physician, architect and adviser to Pharaoh Djoser, 26th Century BCE   “As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.” ― Hippocrates (circa 400 BCE)   As a scientist, I see breast cancer as a biological process that starts…