Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Haff Disease

  • Haff disease: We don’t know all of it

    Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   Dish of crawdads. Photo by Justin Watt via Wikimedia. CC BY 3.0. “It was an unbelievably sad thing to watch. Strong men being carried from their fishing boats to their homes—completely stiff and utterly helpless.” – Witness to 1924 disease outbreak   In the history of medicine there are examples…