Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Samuel Auguste Tissot

  • An abominable habit

    Michael Crossland London, United Kingdom   Onania, by John Marten. 1730. Eighteenth Century Collections Online (accessed April 4, 2019). Link Jay is a large man in his twenties with a plume of unruly red hair, giving him the air of an oversized rooster. He is a great storyteller with a contagious laugh, and I always…

  • Samuel Tissot: Patient compliance in the 18th century

    Einar PermanStockholm, Sweden Young physicians are told that the doctor should treat the patient, not the disease. This is sound advice, but knowing the patient is often not easy. Even more challenging is the task of having the patient follow medical advice and comply with instructions. I have treated many well-educated patients and have always…