Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Death of Marat

  • Jean-Paul Marat, physician and revolutionary

    JMS Pearce Hull, England   Fig 1: Death of Marat. Jacques-Louis David. 1793. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Via Wikimedia. The murder of the notorious Jean-Paul Marat in his bath in July 1793 by Charlotte Corday is a tale where revolution, art, and medicine each played a part. When the commoners stormed the…

  • The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David

      The Death of Marat, 1793 Jacques-Louis David Oil on canvas Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels This famous painting shows the death of the radical politician of the French Revolution, Jean-Paul Marat (1743-1793). Suffering from a chronic skin disease, perhaps dermatitis herpetiformis, he was soaking himself in a medicinal bath when stabbed to death…