Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: George Keith

  • Hans Christian Andersen, James Young Simpson, and ether frolics

    JMS PearceHull, England, United Kingdom In May 1847, the widely admired writer of literary fairy tales and stories Hans Christian Andersen (Fig 1) left Copenhagen on a tour of Germany and Holland and arrived in London on June 23. There he was enthusiastically received by Joseph Hambro, a Danish entrepreneur, banker, whom he knew from…