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THE GLORY OF FRANCE Published in September 2019 H E K T O R A M A   .     ARCHITECTURE AND THE FRENCH HOSPITAL       Parisian hospitals, like those in many European capitals, are the results of years of accretion. Hôtel-Dieu, the oldest Parisian hospital, was founded by Saint Landry in […]

Pig-tail probe

Zeynel A. Karcioglu Charlottesville, Virginia, USA   A cartoon by the author comparing the tails and depicting the probe in question. I read with great interest Dr. Stanley Gutiontov’s article entitled “Pig man: pigs in medicine from Galen to transgenic xenotransplantation” in Hektoen International, and it reminded me of an amusing “pig-related” experience I had […]

Edgar Degas’ light sensitivity and its effects on his art

Zeynel Karcioglu Virginia, USA   Author and wife in front of The Alexander and Bucephalus at The National Gallery in Washington DC, contrasting the gleaming white of Alexander’s chiton with their dark clothing. The celebrated nineteenth century French painter Hilaire-Germain Edgar Degas was born in Paris in 1834 to a Creole mother from New Orleans […]

Winslow Homer, the eye-surgeon

Water color painting of Winslow Homer entitled Adirondacks Guide (1892). Inset: Detail of the guide’s right eye showing the blue iris, black pupil and the corneal blade mark by the artist.   Although the 19th Century American painter Winslow Homer has been hailed as a lover of the land because of his striking watercolors, he […]

Anastasius the “odd-eyes”

Zeynel Karcioglu   Figure 1: Coins of Anastasius I. An information booklet prepared by the Istanbul Archeological Museum (above); the detail of Anastasius I coins (below).(Summer 2015) Although Anastasius I was one of the most capable Byzantine emperors, he and his reign are little known or discussed in modernity (Figure 1). This may be due […]