Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Jonathan Lewis

  • Jeremiah Kenoyer’s cancer cure

    Jonathan D. Lewis The remedies prescribed in the past by many of the learned (and even some unlearned) members of the medical profession were neither evidence-based nor presumably effective (unless the patients got better anyway!). Here are some samples derived from the therapeutic armamentarium of Dr. Jeremiah Kenoyer: Dr. Jerimiah [sic] Kenoyer’s cancer cure Spanish…

  • If Cleopatra were alive today, she would be diagnosed as a borderline personality

    Jonathan Lewis Chicago, Illinois, United States   The death of Cleopatra Reginald Arthur, d. 1896 Roy Miles Gallery, London For anyone with the temerity to write about Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf has this amusing warning: “Shakespeare is flyblown; a paternal government might well forbid writing about him…one may hazard one’s conjectures privately, make one’s notes in…