Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Karl Marx

  • Heinrich Heine and the mattress tomb

    Nicolás Roberto Robles Badajoz, Spain Harry Heine was born in Bolkerstrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany. He jokingly described himself as the “first man of the century,” claiming that he had been born on New Year’s Eve 1800. Researchers have discovered, however, that December 13, 1797, is most likely the date of his birth. The oldest of four children,…

  • Creative thinking in medicine: can we learn it from the masters and practice it?

    Lydia Usha Chicago, Illinois, United States   Discovery consists in seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. — Albert Szent-Györgyi   What is creative thinking? Although many great medical discoveries have been the result of creative thinking, they have often been attributed in retrospect to logical or scientific reasoning. These two…