Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Laurette Geldenhuys

  • Canadian contributions to the study of pathology

    Guillermo QuinonezLaurette GeldenhuysNova Scotia, Canada Canadian and American medicine in general, and pathology in particular, have developed in parallel and in synchrony since the nineteenth century. Despite Canada’s limited population, scientific cultural similarities and geographical conditions would explain such development. Canadians, some of whom practiced both in the U.S. and Canada, have made important contributions…

  • Samuel Clossy’s Observations: an unrecognized contribution to the origin of anatomical pathology

    Guillermo Quinonez Ancaster, ON, Canada Laurette Geldenhuys Halifax, NS, Canada   Title page of Site and Causes of Disease by Giovanni Battista Morgagni It is often stated in the medical history literature that Anatomical Pathology was established as a modern science in 1761 when Giovanni Battista Morgagni published Site and Causes of Disease (Figure 1)…