Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: nervous prostration

  • In sickness and in health: misogyny in medicine

    Shreya SharmaOntario, Canada “You see, he does not believe I am sick! And what can one do?”1 These words, spoken by the unnamed narrator of Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s 1892 short story The Yellow Wallpaper, could have been articulated by many women about their medical experiences. Women have long had to navigate a healthcare system designed…