Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The dignity of the human being

  • Medicine and dignity

    Richard Tully Edinburgh   Sorrowing Old Man (At Eternity’s Gate) Vincent van Gogh Oil on canvas Kröller-Müller Museum “The dignity of the human being” is a fairly commonplace phrase in various contexts. It is used often in pleas against, say, the dehumanizing conditions of slum culture, or in protests by Amnesty International against vicious prison…