Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Shameemah Abrahams

  • Neurologica – Disorders of the dream world

    Shameemah Abrahams Cape Town   A portrait of the pioneering neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, who was well-known for characterizing multiple sclerosis and hysteria. The human mind, so capable of creating works of genius like the orchestral sounds of Beethoven’s symphonies, da Vinci’s enigmatic artwork, or the majestic pyramids of Giza, can easily lose itself and spiral…

  • Christiaan Barnard

    Shameemah AbrahamsSouth Africa The year 1945 is iconic as the end of one of the most pivotal and devastating periods in human history—World War II. That same year, as the world began to rebuild, in the coastal city of Cape Town at the tip of Africa, a young medical graduate began what would become an…