Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Domenico di Bartolo

  • Hospital as host: a lesson from the Renaissance

    John David IkeDurham, North Carolina, United States Ruth M. ParkerAtlanta, Georgia, United States Introduction Nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany atop a jutted butte lies the historic city of Siena, Italy. Regarded as an important site in Renaissance art and a hub of Italian culture, this pastoral city also has a rich gastronomic tradition…

  • 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…