Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Katrin Platzer

  • The changing role of the patient in medical practice

    Katrin Platzer United Kingdom   Introduction   Fig. 1 – The four humors, 17th century Centerpiece of Galen’s medical theory Charles Le Brun   Over the past 200 years, the practice of medicine has changed dramatically. It can be said that until the end of the 18th century most of medicine was based on scant…