Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Medical advances

  • Illuminating the third millennium with flashes of experience from the 20th century

    William H. Wehrmacher Maywood, Illinois, United States    Photography and collage by Tom Magliery As we vigorously plunge into our third millennium, we may gain some guidance by carefully examining the pathway experienced during the 20th century. During the first half of the 20th century, civilization expanded and improved explosively, progressing substantially in communication, transportation,…

  • Medical and scientific innovations arising from warfare

    Brian OmondiNairobi, Kenya Perhaps the only bright side of war is that it impels nations to make medical and scientific innovations. War has long been portrayed as being the best school for surgeons and even for doctors.1 An association between medical services and the military can be traced back to ancient Greece, and the link has…