Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Enrique Simonet

  • Geza Csath, in defense of interconnectedness

    Gerda Kovacs Aalborg, Denmark   Enrique Simonet, La autopsia, Oil on canvas. Height: 177 cm (69.7 in.). Width: 291 cm (114.6 in). Museo de Málaga, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain “I would like to explode, flow, crumble into dust, and my disintegration would be my masterpiece.” – Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair   Geza Csath, a…

  • Going boldly into the night: a reflection on “death with dignity”

    Lenore M. Montanaro North Kingstown, Rhode Island    Anatomy of the Heart by Enrique Simonet, 1890, The Prado Museum, Madrid Doctors should minimize one’s suffering at death and uphold the patient’s right to bodily integrity and self-determination. If someone with decisional capacity is diagnosed with a terminal illness such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (“Lou Gehrig’s disease”),…