Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: James Mackenzie

  • Samuel A. Levine

    Philip R. LiebsonChicago, Illinois, United States In an era where the use of imaging and other technological testing frequently takes the place of bedside diagnosis, it is intriguing to recall the state of cardiovascular diagnosis when the clinician relied on his or her eyes, ears, and hands—with a little help from the stethoscope and electrocardiogram.…

  • Sir James Mackenzie (1853–1925)

    James Mackenzie was a prominent and highly influential British physician who made great contributions to the understanding of cardiac diseases, especially of atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias. He was “at heart” a generalist, having spent 28 years as a general practitioner and after a decade in London returning to his roots in Scotland to study…