Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Saint Peter Blessing with Donor

  • Saint Peter and Hansen’s disease?

    Did Saint Peter have leprosy, or perhaps some other cause of injury to the ulnar nerve? It would seem so, according to Dr. Bennett Futterman, professor of anatomy in New York. In a recent book he points out that the traditional blessing of the Pope—ring and little finger bent inward as in the clawhand deformity…