Fracastoro s Syphilis Book

Fracastoro s Syphilis

  • Author : Girolamo Fracastoro
  • Publisher : Arca Classical and Medieval Te
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010648783

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Girolamo Fracastoro (?1478-1553) was a doctor and scientist, as well as a poet. He was born in the northern Italian city of Verona, into a prominent local family. Verona is at one of the crossroads of Europe, and although Fracastoro's whole life was spent in that vicinity, he maintained a wide circle of friends and correspondents, keeping up-to-date with what was going on elsewhere. Two cataclysmic events - the European voyages to the New World, and the sudden appearance and rapid spread of syphilis - are the combined themes of his greatest literary work. The Syphilis , dedicated to Pietro Bembo, became one of the most celebrated poems of the Renaissance. Soon after its publication (in 1530) Fracastoro was hailed as a major Latin poet, an equal of Virgil. In the first two books of Syphilis Fracastoro not only describes in vivid terms the symptoms and known cures for syphilis, but also presents for the first time his theory of 'contagion', a major breakthrough towards modern understanding of disease. He was later to write a scientific prose treatise De Contagione. The third and final book of the Syphilis gives a highly mythical narrative of the landing of Columbus in the New World. His reason for including this American material was not, as we might suppose, that syphilis was brought from the Americas to Europe, but rather that the New World provided Europe with one of the more useful remedies for syphilis, an extract from a native American wood, guaiacum. In spite of its poetic mode, Fracastoro's account draws in some detail on contemporary sources for the European discovery of the New World, as Eatough's notes show. This edition offers a 35-page introduction, text with facing English translation, notes elucidating literary, mythical, geographical and botanical topics, and a word-index of the poem.

Hieronymus Fracastor s Syphillis  from the Original Latin  a Translation in Prose of Fracastor s Immortal Poem Book

Hieronymus Fracastor s Syphillis from the Original Latin a Translation in Prose of Fracastor s Immortal Poem

  • Author : Girolamo Fracastoro
  • Publisher : Palala Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : 1378621158

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Eponyms and Names in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Book

Eponyms and Names in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Author : Thomas F. Baskett
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108421706

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Presents biographical details of 391 eponyms and names in the field, along with the context and relevance of their contributions.

Of the Wood Called Guaiacum Book

Of the Wood Called Guaiacum

  • Author : Ulrich von Hutten
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1533
  • Genre: Diseases
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:37848853

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Latin Poetry Book

Latin Poetry

  • Author : Girolamo Fracastoro
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN 10 : 0674072715

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A medical authority, Girolamo Fracastoro (1478–1553) was also a prominent Neo-Latin poet. This volume includes his didactic poem Syphilis, which gave the name to the disease and contains the first poetical description of Columbus' discovery of America; a short Biblical epic, the Joseph; and the Carmina, a collection of shorter poetry.

Syphilis  Sive Morbus Gallicus Book

Syphilis Sive Morbus Gallicus

  • Author : Girolamo Fracastoro
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1530
  • Genre: Syphilis
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:972775519

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Syphilis Book


  • Author : Andrew P. Zbar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-10-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031089688

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Syphilis is an illness with mythology. The story of its origin, dissemination and treatment have all been mired in confusion, a mix of reality and quackery. I have tried to put the organism as the principal protagonist of the story, firmly in an historical focus which centres more on its social impact than on its particular medical management. A diagnosis of Syphilis had personal and community consequence and its impact transcended into the arts. Despite the discovery of an effective treatment to which the organism has fortunately failed to mutate, the restrictions in available management have been social and a result of prejudice towards its victims. This may explain why it is once again on the global rise in places where access to the most basic antibiotics remains limited. This book uniquely considers the sociological sequel of infection, the wider influence extending beyond the physical that has become its legacy.

Close Encounters of the Microbial Kind Book

Close Encounters of the Microbial Kind

  • Author : Michael Wilson
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-01-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030569785

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Microbes – can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Increasingly, we’re finding out that our microbiota (the microbes that live on us) are essential for our wellbeing – they provide us with nutrients and vitamins and play a key role in developing our immune system. On the other hand, they are responsible for a great deal of misery, as they are major causes of death and debility around the world. As well as our own microbiota turning against us, there are lots of other microbes out in the wider world that can seriously damage, or even kill, those they infect. The current pandemic of COVID-19 shows the devastating effect that an infectious disease can have – our lives have been turned upside down. If you live in a developed country, you’re not likely to get killer diseases such as ebola and cholera, but you do have a high chance of catching other infections that can have a significant impact on your wellbeing. This book focuses on those infections you’re most likely to go down with, and supplies the answers to the following questions about them: Which infectious diseases are we likely to come across? How common are they? What microbes cause them? What happens to our bodies during an infection? How are the resulting illnesses treated? How can we avoid getting them? This book covers nearly 60 infectious diseases that people living in developed countries are likely to experience at some point during their life. It also has an introductory chapter that describes, in everyday language, the basic principles of microbiology and infectious diseases. Each chapter is lavishly illustrated, has interesting, relevant inserts, and provides a list of web-accessible suggestions for further reading.

The Conquest of Epidemic Disease Book

The Conquest of Epidemic Disease

  • Author : Charles-Edward Amory Winslow
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 029908244X

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The Conquest of Epidemic Disease, Charles-Edward Amory Winslow's classic study in the history of medicine and public health, returns to print in this attractive paperback editon for students, scholars, and practitioners.

Pestilence in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature Book
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Pestilence in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature

  • Author : Bryon Lee Grigsby
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Diseases
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 0415968224

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Fitzpatrick s Dermatology  9e Book

Fitzpatrick s Dermatology 9e

  • Author : Sewon Kang
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 2272
  • ISBN 10 : 0071837817

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Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact Book
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Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact

  • Author : Ludwik Fleck
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226190341

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Originally published in German in 1935, this monograph anticipated solutions to problems of scientific progress, the truth of scientific fact and the role of error in science now associated with the work of Thomas Kuhn and others. Arguing that every scientific concept and theory—including his own—is culturally conditioned, Fleck was appreciably ahead of his time. And as Kuhn observes in his foreword, "Though much has occurred since its publication, it remains a brilliant and largely unexploited resource." "To many scientists just as to many historians and philosophers of science facts are things that simply are the case: they are discovered through properly passive observation of natural reality. To such views Fleck replies that facts are invented, not discovered. Moreover, the appearance of scientific facts as discovered things is itself a social construction, a made thing. A work of transparent brilliance, one of the most significant contributions toward a thoroughly sociological account of scientific knowledge."—Steven Shapin, Science

Cartographic Humanism Book

Cartographic Humanism

  • Author : Katharina N. Piechocki
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226641218

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Piechocki calls for an examination of the idea of Europe as a geographical concept, tracing its development in the 15th and 16th centuries. What is “Europe,” and when did it come to be? In the Renaissance, the term “Europe” circulated widely. But as Katharina N. Piechocki argues in this compelling book, the continent itself was only in the making in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Cartographic Humanism sheds new light on how humanists negotiated and defined Europe’s boundaries at a momentous shift in the continent’s formation: when a new imagining of Europe was driven by the rise of cartography. As Piechocki shows, this tool of geography, philosophy, and philology was used not only to represent but, more importantly, also to shape and promote an image of Europe quite unparalleled in previous centuries. Engaging with poets, historians, and mapmakers, Piechocki resists an easy categorization of the continent, scrutinizing Europe as an unexamined category that demands a much more careful and nuanced investigation than scholars of early modernity have hitherto undertaken. Unprecedented in its geographic scope, Cartographic Humanism is the first book to chart new itineraries across Europe as it brings France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Portugal into a lively, interdisciplinary dialogue.

Doctors  Ambassadors  Secretaries Book

Doctors Ambassadors Secretaries

  • Author : Douglas Biow
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2002-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226051710

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In this book, Douglas Biow traces the role that humanists played in the development of professions and professionalism in Renaissance Italy, and vice versa. For instance, humanists were initially quite hostile to medicine, viewing it as poorly adapted to their program of study. They much preferred the secretarial profession, which they made their own throughout the Renaissance and eventually defined in treatises in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Examining a wide range of treatises, poems, and other works that humanists wrote both as and about doctors, ambassadors, and secretaries, Biow shows how interactions with these professions forced humanists to make their studies relevant to their own times, uniting theory and practice in a way that strengthened humanism. His detailed analyses of writings by familiar and lesser-known figures, from Petrarch, Machiavelli, and Tasso to Maggi, Fracastoro, and Barbaro, will especially interest students of Renaissance Italy, but also anyone concerned with the rise of professionalism during the early modern period.