Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Troy

  • In Aristotle’s footsteps

    Henri Colt Laguna Beach, California, United States   Photo by Gianluca Cinnante on Unsplash. Squatting on a cement slab, the old doctor watched sea urchins bristle their spines in clear Aegean waters. His short brown tunic covered shoulders broad as an oxen’s chest. He flexed his tanned, muscular forearms and clenched his fists, then rolled…

  • In search of Cassandra

    Charles Kels San Antonio, Texas, United States   Cassandra by Evelyn De Morgan, 1898, depicts Troy burning in the background as the mythological figure prophesied. The De Morgan Foundation, Surrey, England. Public domain. “Psychiatrists are [not] always wrong with respect to future dangerousness, only most of the time.” – Barefoot v Estelle, 463 US 880…