We invite you to participate in the Seventh Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Competition. Two prizes will be awarded: $3000 for the winner and $800 for the runner up. Topics might include art, history, literature, education, etc. as they relate to medicine. Essays should be under 1600 words. The deadline is April 15, 2019 at 12pm CST. Please view our Contest Submission Guidelines for more information on how to enter.
These articles are from our recent Food and the Body contest. We celebrate the variety of topics their writers explored.
Drunk in love: bodies and consumption in Samson and Delilah Leigh Andersen
Two feasts of celebration Wilson F. Engel, III
Food and the body, Katrina Genius
Doctors, Patients, and Diseases
Medicinal and historical value of Chinese food therapy, Kelly Chen
Hearkening back to Hippocrates: rediscovering “food as medicine” Shehryar R Sheikh
The elimination game, Kelley Yuan
“It’s vinegar saved her”: folk medicine, food, and the flu, Rachel Conrad Bracken
Delicious death in Agatha Christie, Sylvia A. Pamboukian
Starvation as metaphor, Michael Shulman
Half-digested clues, Sarah Kearns
Does an apple a day keep the doctor away? Vincent P. de Luise
Clean eating and orthorexia as technologies of the self, Cristina Hanganu-Bresch