Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Nightmare

  • Changing conceptions of the nightmare in medicine

    Brian Sharpless United States   The nightmare, 1781 Henry Fuseli Detroit Institute of Arts In contemporary parlance the word “nightmare” conjures up images of a scary dream that leaves us shaken and afraid. This fear usually subsides when we wake and realize that we are actually safe in our own bedroom. However, the original conception…