Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Eustorgius of Nicomedia

  • Pantaleon or Pantaleimon—A most noble physician

    Maria MonteiroPorto, Portugal As information about the life of Saint Pantaleon is entangled with tradition, it difficult to distinguish myth from facts. Nevertheless, according to several sources, Pantaleon was born c. AD 275, son of the rich pagan Eustorgius of Nicomedia. His name means “a lion in everything.” Later he would be renamed Pantaleímon (from…