Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Raven

  • Edgar Allen Poe and The Masque of the Red Death

    The “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal—the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially…