Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • Grit

    Romalyn AnteWolverhampton, England My mother is right—my brother’s blood is getting dirtier. A nurse like me, she had read the result of his glomerular filtration rate, a test that measures how well the kidneys clean the blood. It had dropped below 15, an indication that his chronic renal failure was reaching its end stage. Some…

  • Fra Bartolommeo

    Fra Bartolommeo (1472–1517), also known as Baccio della Porta, was a Florentine Renaissance painter and Dominican friar, active in Florence, Venice, and Rome. His work being largely religious in nature, his paintings Madonna and Child and Girolamo Savanarola exemplify the style of this largely influential Renaissance painter. The following is a short excerpt describing his…