Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Karolinska Institutet

  • Saint Apollonia, patron saint of odontology

    Anna LantzStockholm, Sweden Saint Apollonia was from a Greek family and lived in Alexandria, where she was martyred in the year 249 for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. On having her teeth pulled out and jaw shattered, she threw herself into the pyre that had been lit for her.1 During the Middle Ages she was…