Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Pope Alexander VI Borgia

  • Lucrezia Borgia—victim of her times

    George DuneaChicago, IL For five hundred years, society has unfairly blackened the name of Lucrezia Borgia—in history, literature, even in opera. Living at a time when girls could be disposed of at their parents’ whim, she became a child-bride at eleven, was contracted to be married five times, had a least ten pregnancies, and died…