Vignettes at Large

Remi Alli

Medical marijuana, caregivers, and jail time

Peter Arnold 

No complaints, only symptoms 
Why do physicians write so badly?
A circle of hip surgery around four continents

Terri Kirby Erickson


Howard Fischer

The sweet smell of success 
The curative value of pork
A Martian treatment for dehydration
Tashima syndrome
Isaac Bashevis Singer describes koro
“Phossy jaw”: an industrial horror story
Chinese footbinding: A millenium of mutilation
Drapetomania: A “disease” that never was FALL ’22
Paruresis: “Shy bladder” syndrome FALL ’22
Doctors’ husbands FALL ’22
Of lice and men FALL ’22

Gail Ghai


An avalanche of white tissues

Yessenia Gutiérrez

My health care crisis

Charles Halsted

The novice 
Heart failure
Munchausen by Proxy
Our celiac boarder 
The last iron lungs

Lauren E. Hill and Jack E. Riggs

Discrimination: From Blues to Amazing Grace to sleeves

Louis Braille: wondrous gift, punishing recipe

Ihar Kazak 

Art or science, doctor or shaman?

Emma Manuel and Eshwar Rajesh

Lucid interval

Barry Meisenberg

The sleep of doctors

Anthony Papagiannis


Jack E. Riggs and Matthew S. Smith

J. Marion Sims and the reputation-character distinction

Paul Rousseau

Rural home visit 1973 
Two words in the patient portal
It could be bad

Medicine and healthcare, then and now

Bitter Medicines

Paul Emile Destouches: can love triumph over disease

Dentistry by candlelight

Home therapy

Physicians disputing while patients suffers

Pulse and urine

The monkey as barber

The waiting room

Travelling healer pulls a tooth

Medieval medical practice

Waiting for the doctor
Florence Nightingale at Scutari
Hippocrates by the bedside
Mandarin doctor examines the patient’s pulse
Crawford W. Long, first use of ether anesthesia
PDF Document Removing tapeworms
Addiction a century ago

Hacks and quacks

Areas of the brain


James Morrison’s vegetable cure

Medical pseudoscience

Painted pony

Practical hydrotherapy

Spectacle seller

The anatomist

Tuttle’s Family Elixir

Using a steam machine with pulley to extract a tooth
The consultation or last hope, by Thomas Rowlandson (1808)
The two doctors
The old ice box
Modern day obstinacy: the persistence of pangalintaw (Halima Abdulmaguid)