Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: John Massie

  • The curious tale of Leonardo Da Vinci and the spherical uterus

    John MassieParkville, Victoria, Australia Leonardo Da Vinci had one of the greatest minds in history. Accomplished in so many fields of both the arts and science, he challenged contemporary thinking, and was one of the early Renaissance artists to use dissection of corpses in order to understand the human form. His anatomical drawings reveal a…

  • Star Wars and medical progress: a lesson to be learned from fiction

    John Massie Melbourne, Australia   In the Star Wars galaxy far, far away, technological progress had long ago dispensed with people in the care of the injured and sick. Of course this was a good thing, as people make mistakes and mistakes are costly. Costly, not just in a financial sense, but to the victim,…