Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: dietetics

  • Lorenzo Costa: A painting for services rendered?

    Giovanni Battista Fiera was born in Mantua in 1465. He studied at the University of Pavia, from where he graduated in 1485 with a degree in medicine, but extended his interests to poetry, philosophy, and theology. Moving to Rome after graduation, he published there in 1490 one of the first books on dietetics, La Coena…