Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Nightmare

  • Changing conceptions of the nightmare in medicine

    Brian SharplessUnited States 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 of the “Nightmare” was much more vivid and terrifying, even seen…