Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • Theodor Kocher (1841–1917)

    Emil Theodor Kocher. Les Prix Nobel, 1909, p. 66. Via Wikimedia. Public domain. Theodor Kocher was the first surgeon to ever receive the Nobel Prize. He was born in 1841 in Bern, Switzerland, went to school there, and was first in his class. He studied medicine in Bern and graduated summa cum laude, then went…

  • Unlocking the secrets of a bohemian painting

    Bernard BrabinLiverpool, England The image By an unknown artist, the Deštná painting in the National Gallery, Prague, depicts Madonna and Infant from a fifteenth century perspective. The Madonna’s attention is directed to the child, within a space surrounded by ellipses, human figures, and two angels processing petitions. Orthogonal lines connect the gaze of these peripheral…

  • Francisco Goya’s “black period”

    Alejandro Goyri Carlos Valverde-R México City, México   Figure 1: Witches’ Sabbath (Aquelarre or El gran cabrón), 1819-1823 Museo del Prado     Figure 2: Witches’ Sabbath (Aquelarre), 1797-1798 Museo Lázaro Galdiano In his so-called “black period,” Francisco Goya created a series of oil paintings, engravings, and drawings that depict witches and mentally or physically…