Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: St Mary Mead.

  • Medical mysteries and detective doctors: metaphors of medicine

    Roslyn Weaver Sydney, Australia   Most classical detective novels start out with a community in a state of stable order. Soon a crime (usually a murder) occurs, which the police are unable to clear up. The insoluble crime acts as a destabilizing event, because the system of norms and rules regulating life in the community…