Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Hannu

  • Haunting poetic characteristics: the dissection scene from Doctor Zhivago

    Timo Hannu Helsinki, Finland   Dissecting room from Edinburgh in 1889. Source: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images. Doctor Zhivago, a novel by the Russian poet Boris Pasternak, tells the story of physician-poet Yura Zhivago during the turmoil of the first decades of the twentieth century in Russia. The character of Dr. Zhivago is portrayed as…