Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Portrait of an Elderly Physician

  • Caduceus versus the Staff of Asclepius

    ¬†Portrait of an Elderly Physician Gaspare Pagani Philadelphia Museum of Art   This painting from the Philadelphia Museum of Art is attributed to Gaspare Pagani, a relatively obscure sixteenth century artist from Modena, Italy, the world capital of balsamic vinegar. It shows an elderly man carrying a staff with two serpents coiled around it, serving…