Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Triumph of fame

  • Birth trays in the Italian Renaissance

    Rachel Baker Recurring outbreaks of plague and their resulting demographic catastrophes largely contributed to the Renaissance emphasis on family and procreation. After the initial epidemic in 1348, the plague returned more than a dozen times over the next two centuries. Childbirth was seen as a vital measure to combat plague’s devastation, and a woman’s most…