Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Stanley Gutiontov

  • Pig-tail probe

    Zeynel Karcioglu Charlottesville, Virginia, United States   A cartoon by the author comparing the tails and depicting the probe in question. I read with great interest Dr. Stanley Gutiontov’s article entitled “Pig man: pigs in medicine from Galen to transgenic xenotransplantation” in Hektoen International, and it reminded me of an amusing “pig-related” experience I had…

  • Chekhov: “Ward No. 6”

    Stanley GutiontovChicago, Illinois, United States “Andrei Yefimich understood everything. Without saying a word, he walked to the bed Nikita had given him and sat down; seeing that Nikita was waiting, he stripped naked and became embarrassed. He then put on his hospital clothes; the pants were too short, the shirt was too long, and the…

  • Pig man: pigs in medicine from Galen to transgenic xenotransplantation

    Stanley Gutiontov Chicago, Illinois, United States   The bad rap “And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.” —Leviticus 11:7 Slaughtering of a pig Pig: a word variably defined as “a young domesticated swine not yet sexually mature” or “a dirty, gluttonous,…