Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Iza’s Ballad

  • Aging in (another) place: Magda Szabo’s novel Iza’s Ballad

    Carol LevineNew York, New York, United States In Hungary in the early 1960s, Izabella (Iza) Szöcs is a physician, and a very good one, according to her patients and peers. Her specialty is rheumatology, but she makes “notes not just about the pain in the hands or feet or aching joint, but about the person…