Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Doctor and His Patient

  • The doctor in literature: The abortion and the abortionist

    Solomon PosenSydney, Australia “I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. But I will keep pure and holy both my life andmy art.”1“It’s an awfully simple operation.”2 The clinical scenario of a physician confronted by a desperate woman begging for a termination of her pregnancy is extremely common in the real…