Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Galerius

  • The most loathsome disease of the emperor Galerius

    “His disease was occasioned by a very painful lingering disorder. His body, swelled by an intemperate course of life to an unwieldy corpulence, was covered with ulcers, and devoured by innumerable swarms of those insects who have given the name to a most loathsome disease.” — Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman…