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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH Published on February, 2020 H E K T O R A M A   .     THE BLACK BARBERSHOP AS A SOURCE OF INFORMATION       Barbershop health-prevention outreach has some inherent limitations. Barbers enjoy positions of respect and trust in the black community,7,11,15 but men can still be […]

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MEDICINE AND TRAVEL Published on January 1, 2020 H E K T O R A M A:   .   DOCTOR MOORE IN ITALY Einar Perman Moore, a practicing physician in Glasgow with a good reputation, was offered an opportunity to travel. Like other prominent noblemen of his day, the young Duke of Hamilton was […]

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DA VINCI AT 400 Published on December  15 , 2019 H E K T O R A M A:   .     LEONARDO’S ANATOMICAL STUDIES Julia King Leonardo da Vinci was a “Renaissance man” in the truest sense, contributing his inexhaustible talent to many fields, including anatomy. In a time when medicine was still […]

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LATIN AMERICA Published on September 13, 2019 H E K T O R A M A:   .   THE FIRST TEN HOSPITALS ON THE AMERICAN CONTINENT Marco Antonio Ayala-García The first hospital in the Americas was built by Fray Nicolás de Ovando from 1503 to 1508 in Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti). Named Hospital de […]

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CELEBRATING WOMEN IN MEDICINE Published on September 13, 2019 H E K T O R A M A:   .   ALICE HAMILTON Anne Jacobson The squalid streets of working-class Chicago in the late nineteenth century would have been something of a shock to the girl who grew up in a sheltered but educated household […]

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THE GLORY OF FRANCE Published on September 13, 2019 H E K T O R A M A:   .   ARCHITECTURE AND THE FRENCH HOSPITAL Eric Breitbart Until I left England to work in France, it had never occurred to me that the architecture of a hospital was intimately linked to geography and that […]