Hektoen International

Volume 6, Issue 1 - Winter 2014 ISSN 2155-3017

 Published in Chicago by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine

Tribes
A tribe's fattening culture

 

Cleopatra
If Cleopatra were alive today

 

Summer
Visit our Art Flashes


In this issue we explore concepts of beauty as understood in different cultures. We learn about Cleopatra’s borderline personality disorder, the psychology of vengeance, medieval headaches, measles in the young, and the history of anesthesia and also how the gut is unloved by poets, how laughter helps ease the burden of diabetes, and how the family that eats together stays together – happy and thin. We also feature several handsome paintings from the excellent Brukenthal Museum in Transylvania.


Congratulations to Dr. Salvatore Mangione, winner of the Vesalius Prize! His piece, Leonardo and the Reinvention of Anatomy, will be featured in the Spring issue of Hektoen International. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest.

 

Table of contents
Feature Articles

Life at the table...Isabel Azevedo
Healing through laughter...Farrah Bui
Scarification: a harmful practice?...Kenneth Felsenstein

The unloved gut...Fergus Shanahan

Medical History

The boys' club...Laura Hirshbein
Anesthesia in culture, technology, and practice...Suzanne Raga

Lydia E. Pinkham's medical advertising...Ann Robinson
Homage a Grace and Philip Sandblom...Frank Wollheim

Psychology

Neurologica: disorders of the dream world...Shameeah Abrahams
Language difficulties in the child patient...Paula Hellal

If Cleopatra were alive today...Jonathan Lewis
Screenwriting: psychiatry in reverse...Stephen Potts

Doctors, Patients, & Diseases

Breathless: philosophical lessons from resperatory illness...HH Carel
A tribe's fattening culture and its impact on health...Victor Etuk
Quackery in the age of the Internet...Lawrence Jones
The second chart...Irene Martinez
Children do not die...Matko Marusic

Art

Architecture and the French hospital...Sarah Hartley
The Brain...Jorge Lazareff
Medical art from the Brukentahl Museum... Alexandru Sonoc

Medicine and Literature

Lament to measles...Nazan Bilgel
Reading poems, saving lives
...Dean Gianakos
Madame Defarge: the psychology of vengeance
...Sarah Irawa
Experiencing metaphor: a medieval headache
...Jamie McKinstry

Ethics

The Hippocratic Oath and the American medical profession...Chloé DeLisle
I'm not sure I'm so ethical
...Paul Kettl
Ambiguity-based evidence
...Wolfgang Lederer

Becoming a Medical Professional

A physician's account of Auschwitz...Christine Henneberg
Suffering and empathy in the stories of Anton Chekhov
...Peter McCann
As I lay dead
...James Nie

New Briefs

Carl Linnaeus...Einar Perman

Paracelsus...Alexandru Sonoc

The Summer...Alexandru Sonoc

Portrait of a peasant...A. Sonoc

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The Summer
Jakob Jordaens (1593-1678)
Brukenthal National Museum, Romania

The death of Cleopatra
Reginald Arthur
Roy Miles Gallery, London

Efik people of the Nigerian coast