Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Papua New Guinea

  • Revisiting the history of kuru

    Tanzila SaiyedChernivtsi, Ukraine An eleven year old girl named Kigea had gradually become unsteady on her feet. She had pain in her arms, joints, and legs, and would cry and scream. She had fits of uncontrollable laughter and shaking. She belonged to the tribe of Fore (pronounced as FOR-AY) of the village called Waisa in…

  • Mind the translation gap

    Debi RobersonUnited Kingdom The author is grateful for funding from the ESRC (grant R000238310) and from the Royal Society (grant IE121122)which made this research and the report possible. Between 1996 and 1998, I made three research trips to the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea to do field studies for my PhD. On my first…