Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: TS Eliot

  • Blood, black bile, yellow bile, phlegm: An inseparable balance?

    John Graham-PoleClydesdale, NS, Canada Life blood: Humor and health In 1960, I entered St. Bartholomew’s Medical School on a full classics scholarship. I was a devotee of Hippocrates, with high hopes of embarking on a path of uniting medical science with the healing arts. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” was…

  • An Eliotian journey through suffering

    Francesco EniaPalermo, Italy A cold coming we had of itjust the worst time of the yearfor a journey and such a long journeythe ways deep and the weather sharp– TS Eliot, “Journey of the Magi” The dizziness again … stunning images … A child with no hope of a cure, affected by dilated cardiomyopathy, looks…