Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: hex death

  • Death by voodoo: truth or tale?

    Judith N. WagnerMunich, Germany “Their medicine men have tremendous power over them: if they doom one of them to die, the unfortunate will accept his fate, isolate himself from his family and pass away within a short time.” I vividly remember the octogenarian, fragile but lively lady occupying the seat beside me on a flight…