Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Pestsäule in Vienna

  • Saint Sebastian nursed by Saint Irene

    Sally MetzlerChicago, Illinois, United States She wears neither latex gloves nor mask, yet Saint Irene performs surgery of the most epic kind, shown here pulling a deadly arrow from the thigh of Saint Sebastian. He was a Roman soldier who incurred the wrath of Emperor Diocletian for protecting Christian martyrs. She, the surgeon-nurse, was a…