Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Joshua D. Niforatos

  • Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and their doctor are dead

    Joshua Niforatos Gregory Rutecki Cleveland, Ohio, United States   ROSENCRANTZ: “Whatever became of the moment when one first knew about death? There must have been one, a moment, in childhood when it first occurred to you that you don’t go on forever. It must have been shattering – stamped into one’s memory. And yet, I…

  • From bedside to bench and beyond: the legacy of Dr. Eric G.L. Bywaters

    Joshua Niforatos Gregory Rutecki Cleveland, Ohio, United States    E.G.L. Bywaters. University of British Columbia, Open Collections The historian John Lukacs, a contemporary of pioneering British physician Eric G. L. Bywaters (1910-2003), wrote in his book At the End of an Age that “the history of anything amounts to that thing itself.”1 Lukacs, influenced by physicists…

  • Love, cancer, and the caregiver’s faith of C.S. Lewis

    Joshua NiforatosCleveland, Ohio, United States Poi se torno all’ eternal fontana.Dante Alighieri, Paradiso, Canto XXXI C.S. Lewis, the medieval and Renaissance scholar of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, wrote prolifically on myriad topics and won international recognition early in life. During the Second World War, Lewis had numerous broadcast talks that made his voice second only…