Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: vitamin d

  • Dr. William Hall and rickets

    JMS PearceHull, England Today, few Western doctors have seen children suffering from rickets, an extremely common crippling scourge of children recorded since the second century AD. Whistler, Boot, and Glisson in the seventeenth century described the clinical features. Its cause was a mystery. In a letter written around 1664, Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682) describing rooks/crows,…

  • Lights and shadows and vitamin D

    Adriano Angelucci L’Aquila, Italy   Figure 1. People in the Sun. Edward Hopper. 1960. Smithsonian American Art Museum. In his paintings, Edward Hopper shows us a reality that is the result of a rational contrast between lights and shadows. The summer sun illuminates the natural landscapes but cannot penetrate through the large windows of the…