Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: GUstav Mahler

  • Mahler at 100: a medical history

    Salvatore Mangione Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States   The year 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Gustav Mahler, the man who, more than anyone else, heralded the advent of a new musical century. Mahler died from subacute bacterial endocarditis, which, while relatively unknown in 1911, has claimed the lives of many famous people…

  • The art of loss

    Florence GeloPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Three works by artist Deena Gu, All Alone, Blue and Blue, and Resurrection are examples of non-representational paintings in which an artist’s emotional journey was embodied in paint. All Alone greets me with the quiet dignity and loneliness familiar to those who’ve ever harbored a shattered heart. It is a hazy…