Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Histoire de Ma Vie

  • Casanova: Patient Zero and other insights into sexual health in the 1700s

    Beth Jarosz Washington, DC, United States   Portrait of Giacomo Casanova, 18th century Moscow State Historical Museum, Russia Giacomo Casanova, the infamous rake, is responsible for providing historians and anthropologists with a veritable treasure trove of historical health information. His life spanned from 1725 to 1798, and his memoir, Histoire de Ma Vie, recounts nearly…