Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: John Haygarth

  • John Haygarth, pioneer epidemiologist

    John Haygarth. 1827. US National Library of Medicine.  In one of his Table Talk essays, William Hazlitt wrote that “posterity is by no means as disinterested  as they might be supposed to be,  and that they give the gratitude and admiration in return for benefits received.” In this spirit we remember both the physician John…

  • Musical evenings on HMS Bounty

    Stewart Justman Missoula, Montana, United States   The mutineers turning Bligh and his crew from the Bounty, 29th April 1789. Illustration by Robert Dodd. 1790. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Dispatched to Tahiti in 1787 to gather breadfruit trees to be transplanted to the West Indies, HMS Bounty was a small ship with every possible…