Tag Archives: Grey’s Anatomy

Henry Gray and his textbook of anatomy

The Gods of Anatomy must have loved Henry Gray, for like swift-footed Achilles he died young and achieved immortality among men. Using a pen, not a sword, he authored a massive textbook of anatomy, first published in 1858. Like its equally voluminous competitor produced by Daniel John Cunningham in 1902, his book has been viewed […]

Medicine as we know it

Ifediba Nzube Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria    Living Afloat by DoDD Brown, 2014. Port Harcourt, Nigeria In the last episode of one season of Grey’s Anatomy, a cyberterrorist hacks into the network of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital and shuts down their cardiac monitors, CT scanners, elevators, and electronic medical records. The hacker demands 5000 […]

Medical mysteries and detective doctors: metaphors of medicine

Roslyn Weaver Sydney, Australia   Most classical detective novels start out with a community in a state of stable order. Soon a crime (usually a murder) occurs, which the police are unable to clear up. The insoluble crime acts as a destabilizing event, because the system of norms and rules regulating life in the community […]