Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Paul Farmer

  • Learning the vocabulary of medicine (and other foreign languages)

    Edward Tabor Bethesda, Maryland, United States   Some of the sources of medical vocabulary. Photo by author. Both of my parents were physicians, and their discussions were often medical. One weekend when I was about four years old, I listened to one such conversation at lunch and interrupted to ask, “When I grow up, will…