Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Babylonian captivity

  • Healthcare for the popes

    Guy de Chauliac bandaging the leg of Pope Clement VI at Avignon, c. 1348, Ernest Board (1877–1934), Wellcome Library. Public domain.   Guy de Chauliac was the personal physician of three of the seven popes forced to reside in Avignon during their so-called Babylonian captivity. Although he wrote a famous textbook on surgery, he practiced mainly…