Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: King of Bavaria

  • The monarch, the musician, and the medic

    Jesús Ramírez-BermúdezTranslated by Ilana Dann LunaMexico City, Mexico The history of medicine bestows us with unexpected episodes, such as the character of “The Swan King,” whose platonic love for a disgraced musician sparked the artistic transformation of a kingdom. A physician’s intervention led to a tragic scene in a castle by a lake, where a…