Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Home therapy

This illustration shows a wealthy man treated by his doctor in his home, this at a time when patients only went to hospital to die. The title indicates what his affliction must be, but the painting on the wall further illustrates how it was acquired.

New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Discovery of Guaicum as a Cure for Veneral Infection, plate 6” by Jan Collaert I. ca 1600. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public Domain.

Winter 2020



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