Tag Archives: Paris

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

Mawuli Tettey Ghana   The Red Cross Society is a worldwide humanitarian and volunteer-based organization that protects human life and health by rendering assistance to anyone who may need it. In 1862, a Swiss man named Jean-Henri Dunant published a book titled A Memory of Solferino in which he called for the creation of national […]

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THE GLORY OF FRANCE Published on September 13, 2019 H E K T O R A M A:   .   ARCHITECTURE AND THE FRENCH HOSPITAL Eric Breitbart Until I left England to work in France, it had never occurred to me that the architecture of a hospital was intimately linked to geography and that […]

Notre Dame and gratitude

Elizabeth Cerceo Camden, New Jersey, USA   Notre Dame de Paris, brandend. April 15, 2019. Photograph by Milliped on Wikimedia. On April 15, 2019, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned. This event highlighted the integral nature of art and beauty in our culture. We often take for granted the beauty that surrounds us and stands […]

The stethoscope

Fiona Robertson Scotland, United Kingdom   Laennec, at the Hospital Necker examining a consumptive patient by auscultation Painting by Théobald Chartran (1849–1907)     One of the most iconic tools of the medical profession is the stethoscope. Here we see René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec, a French physician, using his prototype monoaural stethoscope. It was a wooden cylinder […]

Illuminating addiction: morphinomania in fin-de-siècle visual culture

Natalia Angeles Vieyra Philadelphia, PA     Paul-Albert Besnard, Morphinomanes ou Le Plumet, 1887 Etching and drypoint, plate: 9 5/16 x 14 inches (23.75 x 35.6 cm) Sheet: 12 5/8 x 17 5/8 inches (32.1 x 44.8 cm) Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchased with the SmithKline Beckman Corporation Fund, 1980 The etchings of Paul-Albert Besnard […]