Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Katelyn McDonald

  • Red right hand: Ectrodactyly as a metaphor

    Erin CrouchKatelyn McDonaldTacoma, Washington Hands make us human. We lend a hand, we put all hands on deck, we know things like the back of our hands. Hands show emotion, beauty, and grace. But as Tolstoy wrote, “What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.”1 Perfect hands do not make a…