Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: plastic surgeon

  • Book review: The Facemaker: One Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I

    Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   Facsimile of a wax teaching model made by Sergeant Thomas H. Kelsey for the New Zealand Medical Corps facial and jaw injury unit, c. 1917. British National Army Museum Copyright, released under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. “A chirurgien should have…the harte of a lyin…the eyes of a hawke…[and] the hands…

  • The Lawnmower

    Rachel H. KowalskyNew York, New York, USA This is how the phone call went: “I’ve got a kid here, run over by a lawnmower. He’s got some deep lacerations. I gotta send him over to Children’s.” The child’s vital signs were worrisome—a fast heart rate, a borderline blood pressure. “OK,” I said, grabbing a pen.…