Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Joerg Albrecht

  • The Klinikum Aachen

    Joerg Albrecht Chicago, Illinois, United States     The Klinikum Aachen with helipad The Klinikum of the Rhenish-Westfalian Technical University in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) evokes reactions in everyone who sees it. As seen from the nearby rolling pastures of the Dutch border, its towers abruptly obstruct  the countryside like a beached aircraft carrier. Even closer, viewed…

  • The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital of Soweto

    Joerg AlbrechtChicago, Illinois, United States The Chris Hani-Baragwanath hospital lies at the border of the community it serves. Coming from Johannisburg, a four-lane highway leads directly to its gates—with its guards and their machine guns. From Soweto the patients stream into the hospital over a large bridge that crosses the highway in front of it.…