Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Elisabeth

  • Ebola on this side

    Elisabeth Preston-HsuAtlanta, Georgia, United States In September 2014, my husband Chris boarded a plane from Atlanta, Georgia for the Democratic Republic of Congo, his first trip to Africa for work. We had just moved back to Atlanta two months before when he started a new career with the Centers for Disease Control. He would spend…

  • Bidloo and Ruysch: Anatomy and art in the 17th century Netherlands

    Elisabeth BranderSt. Louis, Missouri, United States Of the many distinguished anatomists who worked in the Netherlands during the European Enlightenment, Frederick Ruysch and Govard Bidloo were the two most remarkable. They were contemporaries and aware of each other’s work,1 but at first glance their aesthetic approaches to anatomy seem wildly different. Bidloo (1638-1731) produced an…