Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Harry Goldin

  • Biblical leprosy: A dermatologist’s perspective

    Harry Goldin Skokie, Illinois, United States   “‘Unclean! Unclean!’ … ” Underwood and Underwood Publishers, 1896. Crop of photo by Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, UofT on Flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0.  The descriptions of “leprosy” in chapter 13 of the Book of Leviticus in the Hebrew Bible are complex and difficult to understand. This confusion…