Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: R.H. Giles

  • Nurse brings in the meal for a convalescing patient

    This scene is from the nineteenth century, when most sick people were being cared for at home. A family member is reading to a convalescing young woman, while a nurse seen on the far right is bringing in the patient’s medicine, or more likely the meal, which she has probably prepared herself. A girl reads…