Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Care of the Sick

  • Art and medicine in Renaissance Siena

    Sally MetzlerChicago, Illinois, United States These frescoes by Domenico di Bartolo (active 1420-1444), a stalwart of Sienese Renaissance painters, illuminate daily life in one of Europe’s oldest hospitals, the Ospedale di Santa Maria della Scala. Situated across from the magnificent Gothic Siena Cathedral, the Ospedale was admired in the fifteenth century for its expert care…