Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Presbyterianism

  • John Calvin: his rule in Geneva and his many illnesses

    At the age of twenty-three the great French religious reformer abandoned his Catholic faith, becoming in time the founder of one of the most important branches of Protestantism. During his life he wrote numerous tracts on various aspects of religion, notably emphasizing predestination and the supremacy of the Trinity, and advocating a simpler and more…

  • Leith in the time of cholera – the story of Thomas Latta

    George VentersEdinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Introduction In June 1832, the editor of the Lancet thanked Dr. Thomas Latta for “the intrepidity, scientific zeal and assiduity he has displayed.”1  This was in response to Dr. Latta’s letter reporting on his treatment by intravenous saline infusion of moribund patients in the final stages of cholera. He had brought…