Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Papal Inquisitor

  • Saint Peter Martyr

    Saint Peter Martyr Healing the Leg of a Young Man, c. 1450 Antonio Vivarini Metropolitan Museum in New York   Saint Peter Martyr, 1205-1252, was a Verona born Dominican friar who became Papal Inquisitor and preached against prevailing heresies. Killed by an assassin, who struck his head with an axe, he was canonized by Pope Innocent IV…