Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: martyrdom

  • Martyrs and saints in art, history, and medicine

    The concept of martyrdom has deep roots in religious traditions. Christian martyrs suffered and died for their faith, such as Saint Stephen, who was the first Christian martyr, as well as St. Sebastian pierced with arrows and St. Joan of Arc burned at the stake. In Islam, the term “shahid” refers to persons who died…