Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: sexual abuse

  • How not to make the consultation sexy

    Claire Elliott London, Ukrain   A lecherous doctor taking the pulse of an old woman while fondling a young one. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1810. Wellcome Collection Why do patients allow physicians to carry out an intimate examination barely ten minutes after they have met? As John Berger wrote in 1967, “We give the…

  • NormalHang in ThereThe Monster and other work

    Monika Filipiak Peszek About two years after my daughter was born, I was depressed. I didn’t want to go anywhere or do anything. I could feel myself growing heavier and heavier, and angrier and angrier. I was mad at my husband all the time. I blamed him for the way I was feeling. I was…