Tag Archives: Lea Mendes

PEACH: Providing end of life care for the homeless

Lea Mendes Lisbon, Portugal   Retired homeless fisherman (Photo by Pedro Ribeiro Simões, Wikipedia Commons) Homeless people make up a Fourth World population in industrialized as well as developing countries. Homelessness creates a higher risk for disease and premature death. An innovative Canadian program provides care for those who are homeless at the end of life, […]

The medical journey of Charles Dickens

Lea Mendes Lisboa, Portugal   John Leech illustration – Scrooge confronts Ignorance and Want in A Christmas Carol [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons At the time of the London Great Exhibition of 1851, the United Kingdom was the wealthiest and most industrialized country in the world.1 The most popular and quintessential Victorian writer was Charles […]