Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Theme article

  • Frances Oldham Kelsey: A medical profile in courage

    Kevin R. Loughlin Boston, Massachusetts, United States   Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey.3 Her name has disappeared into the vault of medical history and her dedication to scientific rigor and patient safety has been largely forgotten. Yet her silent but tangible legacy continues to this day. Born in Canada in 1914, Frances Oldham Kelsey received a…

  • Rosalyn Yalow: opinions and actions

    Maja Nowakowski Brooklyn, New York, United States   “Peer-review process cannot possibly support truly original research because, by definition, an original thinker has no peers.” Anyone who had even a brief conversation with Rosalyn Yalow will recognize her profound insight and bold judgment. These were not idle words: Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, the second woman ever…