H&P - About & Archives
Welcome to H&P, the student journal of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
The mission of our journal is reflected in its title. H&P stands for History and Physical, the core components of the encounter between doctor and patient common to all forms of medical practice across the globe. H&P serves as a forum for exploring issues in medicine pertinent to Stanford students and the global medical community, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.
H&P also stands for two figures in Greek mythology: Hygeia, the goddess of welfare and prevention of sickness; and Panacea, the goddess of healing and cures. Hygeia and Panacea represent the two facets of our medical education: to treat illness, and to promote patient welfare by preventing disease.
H&P was a biannual publication available both online and in print. Articles include clinical case reports, original research, interviews with leaders in medicine, book reviews, medical humanities pieces, and original feature articles.