Volume 5, Issue 4 – Fall 2013

 

Frontispiece
Feature Articles

Abandon…Chris Bird
Cosmas and DamianGiorgina Piccoli and Martina Ferraresi
The value of achievement…Paul Joseph

Polymathy in decline?…JMS Pearce

Medical History

The American Civil War: a biological phenomenon?…Michael Brown
Uncertain disease: the science of nostalgia…Kevis Goodman

Mentally ill and Jewish in World War II…Mary Seeman

Art

The two hemispheres of medicine…Jeffrey Levine
Hope, health, & healing on the Tiber…Mary McDermott & Kathleen Taylor
G√©ricault’s art of insanity…Caitlin Meyer

Doctors, Patients, & Diseases

Laundry…Susan Beck
Bill’s legacy…Adam Goldstein
Charlie…Gaetan Sgro
Medicine & culture: on becoming a nurse…Shirley Stephenson

Medicine and Literature

Four short literary incisions…Catalina Florina Florescu
Placebo effect or care effect?
…Pekka Louhiala and Raimo Puustinen
The male nurse in literature
…Solomon Posen

Epidemics and Infection

Cholera through the ages…Khameer Kishore Kidia
Passionate medicine
…Tom Koch
A changing paradigm for medical research
Kayvon Modjarrad
Penicillin’s unique discovery
…Emmanuel Ugokwe

Becoming a Medical Professional

The death of Francesca Tornabuoni…Katrina Genuis
An image in time: medical photography in dermatology
…Andrea Marks
Feto-nosophobia
…Bryan Sisk

New Briefs

Doctors as angels and devils…Sally Metzler

Sun Yat-sen…K.N. Lai

Francis Galton…Marja Berclouw

Giulio Clovio…George Dunea