Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: fibromyalgia

  • Knock, or The Triumph of Medicine

    Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   Louis Jouvet and André Dalibert in Knock, by Guy Lefranc (1951) “The man who feels well is actually sick and doesn’t know it.” —Dr. Knock   Jules Romains (1885-1972), author of the play Knock, or the Triumph of Medicine, was a novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and short story writer. He…

  • Naming diseases

    JMS Pearce Hull, United Kingdom   I tried to unveil the stillness of existence through a counteracting murmur of words, and, above all, I confused things with their names: that is belief. — Jean-Paul Sartre, The Words   Disease implies the converse of health, but even health itself is difficult to define. With the gifts…