Tag Archives: lung diseases

The significant contributors to the history and development of Vietnam’s medicine sector

Tran Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   A drawing of Master Tue Tinh. It was made when Vietnam still used ancient Vietnamese with characters similar to Chinese. Unknown original. Source Physicians have long held a high position in Vietnamese society. Among many who have improved the health of their local communities, five […]

Thomas Mann’s “The Magic Mountain”: about a whistling pneumothorax and pulmonary tuberculosis

 Peter Korsten  Göttingen, Germany   Thomas Mann, 1937 Photo by Carl van Vechten Originally intended as a novella, Thomas Mann’s (1875–1955) multilayered novel The Magic Mountain documents in fine detail the methods used to treat lung diseases and especially pulmonary tuberculosis at the beginning of the twentieth century. Mann’s protagonist, Hans Castorp, who intended to spend […]