Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Ignac Semmelweis

  • Passionate medicine: the emotional fight against epidemic disease

    Tom Koch Toronto, Canada Great medicine is driven by great passion, by a sense of outrage at the indignity that a disease visits on its victims. Across history the search for a solution to epidemic diseases has been rooted not in a desire for acclaim, prestige, or a prize, but first and foremost in the researcher’s…