Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Aesclepius

  • The feast of health: the Christian legacy of Hygeia

    Wilson F. Engel, IIIGilbert, Arizona, United States Michelangelo‚Äôs famous fresco in the Sistine Chapel (Figure 1) shows the serpent tempting Eve on the left, and the archangel Raphael expelling Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden on the right. The image oddly enough shows the serpent having a female face, its massive body doubled…