Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: neurostibosan

  • Ernest Black Struthers: missionary life, kala azar, and military strife

    Peter KopplinToronto, Canada In 1934 the third edition of Cecil’s A Textbook of Medicine contained a chapter by an academically obscure missionary in China.1 Russell Cecil, still editing the book by himself with only the help of a neurology colleague, chose Ernest Black Struthers to write about kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis). Most North American physicians…