Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Lactatio Bernardi e Madonna Regina

  • Saving hearts and art

    Maria Serratto-BenvenutoRiccardo BenvenutoChicago, Illinois, United States In 1960 a girl was born in the small commune of Mele, some 25 miles from Genoa. She had a heart murmur and her skin was blue. The doctors in Italy declared her condition inoperable, and according to the practice of the time she was confined to her bed.…