Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Risking it all to save strangers—remembering Gisella Perl

    Jacquline Musgrave Peoria, Arizona, United States   Dr. Gisella Perl after World War II. Source. Her hands were cracked and covered in mud and dirt as she delivered the baby, broke its little neck, closed its eyes, and buried it in a hole outside. No one would know about this baby, or the others who…

  • Isidor Snapper: A colorful but tyrannical chief

    The great professor of medicine with the Charles Boyer accent would make ward rounds followed by some thirty students living in constant fear of being publicly humiliated. “You,” he would say, “where do you come from?”—and wherever it was he would then pronounce that “in the country of the blind the one eyed man is…