Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Streptococcus

  • Streptococcus and me

    Andrea MeyerhoffBaltimore, Maryland, United States I respect the streptococcus. It is a bacterium—a whole genus of them—that excels at making people sick. It may shape a childhood understanding of illness, rupture ties that bind a family, or drive an appreciation for a great moment of human achievement. More recently, however, the memory of a particular…