We invite you to participate in the Fourth Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Competition.
Winners will receive prizes of $1,500 and have their articles published in Hektoen International. Please view the competition guidelines for further details.

The reader of this issue will travel from a gulag in Siberia to a psychiatric hospital in Moscow, visit a launching camp for Auschwitz and the venerable Cook County Hospital of Chicago, and undergo exposure to migraines, cholera, ergotism, and tuberculosis. Encounter beautiful art, question the use of acronyms in medicine, discover Argentinian tangos inspired by disease, and see a battered wife get the last word in our fall issue.