Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Maria Sgouridou

  • Doctors and illness in Boccaccio’s Decameron

    Maria Sgouridou Greece   Introduction Giovanni Boccaccio was born in Tuscany in 1313, the illegitimate son of a merchant of Certaldo, who launched him on a commercial career hoping he would follow in his steps. Sent to Naples for that reason, he soon abandoned commerce and the study of canon law, and began instead to…