Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Venetian republic

  • Science and medicine in Venice

    Historical background Photo by George Dunea The history of the Venetian republic begins with the plunder of Rome in 410 AD by the Visigoths and the destruction of Aquileia in 452 AD by the Huns precipitating a flight to safety to the largely uninhabited islands of the Venetian lagoon. The refugees formed a republic that…