Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Michael Vassallo

  • Compassion and the art of medicine

    Michael VassalloBournemouth, United Kingdom Is medicine an art or a science? As a medical student embarking on a journey, the answer seemed obvious. I was one of a unanimous chorus of students confidently claiming science as the answer to this trick question. My mum, however, told me “to be kind and smile, appearing serious or…