Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Graham

  • On your doctor’s orders

    Alexandria Szalanczy Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States   “More Doctors” Advertisment. Camel Cigarettes. 1946. Released and uploaded by the Food and Drug Association, https://www.flickr.com/photos/fdaphotos/7029895715. Long before physicians faced a nation crippled by an opioid crisis, their predecessors lived and worked in a nation dominated by cigarettes. By 1953, 47% of Americans smoked cigarettes, including half…

  • A Return to a Moralistic Perception of Disease: Prudence in the Time of Cholera

    Lauren Lewis   During the 1830s, a critical shift in thinking occurred about the causes of disease as medical practitioners increasingly shifted their views of causation towards the environment and away from morality and the individual. However, not all followed this shift in thinking, as evinced by Sylvester Graham, a deeply spiritual Presbyterian minister and…