Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: J. David Puett

  • Santa Margherita da Cortona

    Susan Brunn PuettJ. David PuettChapel Hill, North Carolina, United States From humble beginnings to years as a mistress, Margherita altered her path to become a tertiary Franciscan penitent, attending the ill and poor, founding a hospital, and devoting herself to Christ. She was in the vanguard of several other women of the late Middle Ages…

  • The Florentine Renaissance apothecary

    Susan Brunn Puett Chapel Hill, NC, USA J. David Puett Athens, GA / Chapel Hill, NC   Fig. 1: Copies of two pages from the 1597 edition of the Ricettario fiorentino di nuovo illustrato. Left panel: Frontispiece. Right panel: Page 72 showing saffron (zafferano)as one of the included ingredients. From the Swiss electronic library of…