Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Florentine hospital Santa Maria Nuova

  • Santa Maria Nuova: Curing and caring

    Michael Mortellaro Florida, USA Replica of “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.” Originally by Rembrandt. Re-painted by Navid Eghbalieh, MD. The concept of a hospital for sick people first emerged in the western world in late medieval Italy. A prime example of this was the Florentine hospital Santa Maria Nuova, which the humanist Cristoforo…