Volume 10, Issue 2

The Sixth Hektoen International Grand Prix essay competition received a record number of submissions and we thank our readers for the many wonderful articles they have sent. Out of over two hundred applicants, our contest judges selected the following winner, two runners up, and nine finalists who are highlighted below.


Tales from the crypt: the mosaic symbolism of Louis Pasteur’s tomb, by Dr. Abigail Cline


The education of Doctor Chekhov, by Dr. Jack Coulehan
“Mississsippi Appendectomy” and other stories: when silence is complicity, by Dr. Alida Rol


Honorable mentions

“I shouldn’t know you again if we did
meet:” Prosopagnosia
, by Dr. Sylvia Karasu


A hospital for sick children,
by Joseph deBettencourt


The basest of the senses: medical unease
with the sense of smell
, by Rebecca Shulman

Cultivating clinical compassion
with cultural encounters
, by Jeffrey Lee


The monarch, the musician, and the
, by Dr. Jesus Ramírez-Bermudez


Medical deafness or the madness of
war: Goya’s motivation…
, by Sarah Bahr

Bugs and people: when epidemics change
, by Dr. Salvatore Mangione


Why ‘Nurse’ Grace Poole is the greatest
puzzle in Jane Eyre
, by Sarah Wise


The unsexed woman: depictions of
, by Katherina Baranova