Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Love’s Labour’s Lost

  • Mankind and the camel: An old romance

    James L. Franklin Chicago, Illinois, United States “The camel is a horse designed by a committee.” This quotation is attributed to Sir Alec Issgonis (1906–1988), a British car designer who worked for the Morris Minor Company and went on to design the Austin Mini. He was knighted in 1969 for the success of his design.…

  • Beauty is everywhere: looking at our hospital with new eyes

    Giorgina Piccoli Gilberto Richiero Torino, Italy   What happened when an artist walked down the corridors of a conventional, rather undistinguished fifty-year-old hospital that was neither ancient nor famous and looked for beauty? He found it. For beauty is everywhere and everybody needs it. It is in the eye of the beholder, a truism now…