Dear HM Readers,
We are thrilled to announce that the Summer 2015 issue of Historia Medicinae is now available. The articles selected explore the relationship between scientific investigation and culture within two historical periods. In the first article, written by Basil Kahwash at the Indiana University School of Medicine, we learn how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery fiction was largely inspired and influenced not only by his experiences as a physician, but also by the growth of medical and scientific inquiry in Britain during the nineteenth century. In the second article, written by Vanessa Schmitt at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil we discover how the anatomical work of Andreas Vesalius shaped Renaissance anthropocentric thought. Although brief, these manuscripts are quite interesting. We hope you enjoy them!