Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

  • Lebanon: a thumbprint in medicine

    Jonathan Mina Beirut, Lebanon   Fig 1. Dr. Debakey, holding the MicroMed-DeBakey VAD (ventricular assist device) with one of his heart transplant patients, David Saucier, a NASA Johnson Space Center engineer. Photo by NASA. July 29, 2013. Via Flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0. Lebanon is a country that has long developed and exported physicians and other…

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    Krutika Parasar New Jersey, United States   ¬†Walter Reed National Military Medical Center In February 2007 a highly damaging scandal shook the renowned Walter Reed Army Medical Center to its very foundations. In a series of articles about the facility, the Washington Post reported deplorable infrastructure and unsanitary conditions in outpatient rooms and bureaucratic delays…