Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Popeye the Sailor Man

  • Spinach: The great myth

    Even now, many people believe that spinach is an excellent source of iron and that Popeye the Sailor Man had superhuman strength because he feasted on it. Smart though uneducated, he was supposed to know how to solve difficult problems, and although he did not smoke tobacco, he ate spinach through his pipe. He would…