Gioachino Assereto. Tobias Healing the Blindness of His Father. 15th century
According to the Bible, when Tobias returned, he cured his father's blindness with the gall 
taken from the fish. Tobit 11:11-13: "And took hold of his father: and he strake of the gall 
on his fathers' eyes, saying, Be of good hope, my father. And when his eyes began to smart, 
he rubbed them; And the whiteness pilled away from the corners of his eyes: and when he 
saw his son, he fell upon his neck." I wonder if any ophthalmologists ever try this 
Oil on canvas
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille
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