Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Ancient Regime

  • Jean-Paul Marat, physician and revolutionary

    JMS PearceHull, England The murder of the notorious Jean-Paul Marat in his bath in July 1793 by Charlotte Corday is a tale where revolution, art, and medicine each played a part. When the commoners stormed the Bastille royal prison in Paris on July 14, 1789, to defy the Ancien Régime, they struck a blow for…