Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: James Mathew

  • Of pine and man: Reflecting on Henry David Thoreau’s sentiment in “Chesuncook”

    James Mathew Robert Pavlik Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States   From the book Hungary by Adrian and Marianne Stokes It is the living spirit of the tree, not its spirit of turpentine, with which I sympathize, and which heals my cuts. It is as immortal as I am, and perchance will go to as high a…

  • Meeting of minds: When scientists and artists meet

    James MathewMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Away from the glitter and noise of the Toronto International Film Festival, two men met for dinner on the thirty-eighth floor of the Westin Harbor Palace. They dined on vegetables and seafood while enjoying a spectacular view of Lake Ontario, its gentle ripples sparkling with the colors of the setting…