Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Michael D. Shulman

  • Arthur Conan Doyle and the romance of medicine

    Michael Shulman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States     Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  For medical professionals devoted to good literature, Dr. (later Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle is a source of possessive pride. He is someone like them, a physician with the interests of a polymath and the creative sensibility of an artist. And yet this cannot…

  • Saints on trial

    Michael Shulman New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States    The Lady with the Lamp There is an irresistible sub-genre of literature devoted to the moral takedown of saints and would-be saints, and it has brought forth contributions from some of the masters of English prose. One thinks especially of George Orwell’s portrait of Gandhi (“Saints should…