Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: World Health Organization

  • The remarkable Baldwin IV: Leper and king of Jerusalem

    John Turner Aintree, Liverpool, United Kingdom   The young King Baldwin William of Tyre discovers Baldwin’s first symptoms of leprosy 1250s, from Estoire d’Eracles (French trans. of William of Tyre’s Historia) British Library, London Medieval teen king, precocious politician, and successful battlefield commander, Baldwin IV not only surmounted disabling neurological impairment but challenged the stigma…

  • Kindred paradigms: community arts and health advocacy in HIV/AIDS activism

    Niyi Awofeso Anu Rammohan Australia, Perth   Community arts involve an understanding of communities and how art can function as an agent of social change. Community artists employ a broad range of genres and disciplines to reach a wide audience. Defined broadly as the work of communities of people committed to improving their individual and…