Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Vivisected pig

  • Pig man: Pigs in medicine from Galen to transgenic xenotransplantation

    Stanley GutiontovChicago, Illinois, United States The bad rap “And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.”—Leviticus 11:7 Pig: a word variably defined as “a young domesticated swine not yet sexually mature” or “a dirty, gluttonous, or repulsive person.”1 Pork may harbor within…