Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: João Duarte Cidade

  • Saint John of God and the origins of nursing

    Nicolas Roberto RoblesBadajoz, Spain The first biography of St. John of God was written by Francisco de Castro and is the source for most of what we know about his life. He was born João Duarte Cidade in 1495 near Évora, Portugal, in Montemor-o-Novo, a small city halfway on the road from Lisbon to Spain.…