Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: truth

  • An Eliotian journey through suffering

    Francesco Enia Palermo, Italy A cold coming we had of it just the worst time of the year for a journey and such a long journey the ways deep and the weather sharp – TS Eliot, “Journey of the Magi”   The dizziness again … stunning images … A child with no hope of a…

  • The benefit of literature to a medical student

    Martin Conwill United Kingdom   In a letter to Benjamin Bailey in 1817, John Keats, who only one year prior was a medical student himself, wrote: “I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of imagination – what the imagination sees as beauty must be truth.”1 This proclamation…