Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: respiratory illness

  • The curative value of pork

    Howard FischerUppsala, Sweden The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.— Voltaire My mother told me the story that when I was a few months old I developed some sort of respiratory illness. The problem distressed my parents so much that they called the family doctor to our apartment.…

  • Breathless: philosophical lessons from respiratory illness

    Havi CarelUnited Kingdom It is 12:28. I have just parked my car in a lucky empty space just outside my office. I have a meeting at 12:30. I am texting with one hand and feeling for my inhaler in my coat pocket with the other. I pull the inhaler out, place it in my mouth,…