Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Florentine Taddeo Gaddi

  • Saint kills parents, erects hospital, and shares bed with a leper

    Sally MetzlerChicago, Illinois, United States The Italian Renaissance artist Franciabigio has illustrated a horrendous crime of passion (fig. 1). He depicted the moment when Saint Julian, consumed with false jealously, killed his parents—by mistake! A disguised devil had told Julian that his wife was in bed with a lover, but in fact the couple were…