Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Giulio Nicita

  • When it rains, it pours

    Giulio Nicita Florence, Italy   1983 Scheme of Giovanni’s aortoiliac vasculature after explant of the infected kidney. Exceptionally, the iliac vessels cannot be used for a new kidney transplant. A complex surgical technique (orthotopic transplant? transplant on the aorta and cava?) should be employed. Giuseppe’s shouts and laughter echoed in the long corridor as he…

  • Dipinto di blu: Turning blue in a Florence hospital

    Giulio Nicita Florence, Italy   A view of Villa Monna Tessa. From the author’s archive. We were in the middle of the 1970s in Florence, Italy. We had concluded the long, tedious years of university study. Real work awaited us in Villa Monna Tessa, a large early 1900s four-story building. It housed several departments of…