Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Flannery O’Connor

  • Dr. Blockhead’s victory: up there, down here

    Angela Belli Queens, New York, United States   The iconic image of the prizefighter raising his hands above his head in a gesture of victory is given life in Flannery O’Connor’s The Enduring Chill.1 He appears not as a heavyweight champion of the world but as a country doctor. The main character in the story…