Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Holy Roman Emperor

  • The Emperor Maximilian II and his physicians

    Maximilian II (1527–1576) of the House of Habsburg was Holy Roman Emperor as well as king of Bohemia, Croatia, and Hungary. The Emperor . . . had long suffered from gout, from heart attacks, from bouts of “kidney colic,” [and] quite possibly syphilis, that had been sweeping across Europe since the turn of the 16th century.…