Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: geopolitical ambitions

  • Carl von Rokitansky (1804-1881)

    For a brief period between 1860 and 1910, Vienna became the cultural capital of Europe, just as Constantinople had been in the Middle Ages and Florence during the Renaissance. It had become an attractive metropolis of two million people, capital of an empire that in the wake of two serious military defeats had abandoned its…