Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Lord David Owen

  • Hubris syndrome – A moment in history?

    Lord David Owen has written extensively about politicians and heads of state who became insufferable from being intoxicated by the power of their office. He called this aberration from gentlemanly behavior the hubris syndrome, an acquired personality disorder that most often went away after they left office. Hubris has come down to us from the…