Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Death of Francesca Tornabuoni

  • The death of Francesca Tornabuoni: examining childbirth amidst societal rebirth

    Katrina GenuisVictoria, Canada Introduction The Italian Renaissance. These mere words herald a mental avalanche of associations; images of flourishing architecture, fresco paintings, overflowing libraries, and expanding commerce flow into our minds. As was the case for most historical eras, however, reality was far more complex than the artistic projections of the day suggest. Ironically, in…