Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Skills knowledge and status: The career of an early modern Italian surgeon

  • Giovanni Cortesi—Renaissance surgeon of Bologna and Messina

    We owe our gratitude to Dr. Paolo Savoia from the Department of History at King’s College London for his learned review of the life of Giovanni Batista Cortesi (1552-1643), a remarkable early Italian surgeon and physician who deserves to be better known. According to Dr. Savoia, the story of Giovanni Cortesi reads like a fairytale—how…