Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: San Francesco

  • The origin and evolution of Padua hospitals

    Alberto ZanattaFabio ZampieriPadua, Italy The hospital San Francesco Grande in Padua was founded by the Piombino jurist Baldo Bonafari (†1418) and his wife Sibilla de Cetto (†1421), who also financed the construction of the San Francesco church behind the hospital. Work on the hospital began in 1414, and its first patients could be admitted by…