In this issue we offer articles about Shakespeare, Darwin, and Francis Bacon; great doctors of Islam, Vienna, and elsewhere; attractive art and literature; a section on science; and as usual stories about patients and their doctors. We have moved to a dynamic system that allows for more rapid publication as well as easy transfer of articles among the three integral parts of the Journal: Frontispiece, Briefs, and Hektorama.


We invite you to participate in the Third Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Competition. Winners will receive
prizes of $1,200 and $1,000 and have their pieces published in Hektoen International.
Please click here for more details.