Congratulations to the winners of the Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Competition:
Grand Prix ($1200): Christopher Frank, author of You're no fi' Glasgow: memories of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Silver Prize ($1000): Natalia Angeles Vieyra, author of Illuminating addiction: morphinomania in fin-de-siècle visual culture

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest.



In this issue
we feature articles about the prose of John Keats, Thomas De Quincy, and Michael Bulgakov, about university deans, the horrors of the black hole, medicine in ancient Assyria and Babylonia, Austrian peasants eating arsenic, doctors collecting coins, and many other compelling items.