Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: signs

  • Blood policies and bioart in the 1900s

    Christopher HubbardOhio, United States Policies related to blood that were adopted in the U.S. during the early to mid-1900s produced cultural and legal effects for certain populations. In 1920, for example, the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act was passed by Congress,1 which modified how identity classifications and boundaries would be drawn up. The act classified an…

  • Signs

    Jack RiggsMorgantown, West Virginia, United States “This is no way to treat soldiers!” The lieutenant colonel was furious as he screamed at me over the phone. After sufficient venting had occurred, I ventured a nonthreatening interjection. “Colonel, I was not there. Tell me what happened with your soldier.” The lieutenant colonel’s battalion has just completed…