Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: St. Basil

  • Reconstructing the world’s first hospital: The Basiliad

    Thomas Heyne Boston, United States    St. Basil “A noble thing is philanthropy, and the support of the poor, and the assistance of human weakness…” So rang the emotional words of Bishop Gregory Nazianzen during the funeral oration delivered for his dear friend Basil of Caesarea in 379. Wishing to remind his audience of Basil’s…