Fracastor Syphilis; or, The French disease
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Fracastor Syphilis; or, The French disease a poem in Latin hexameters by Girolamo Fracastoro

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Published by W. Heinemann medical books ltd. in London .
Written in English


  • Syphilis -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Didactic poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Translations into English.

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Edition Notes

Contains facsimile t.-p. of the first English translation by Nahum Tate.

Other titlesSyphilis.
Statementby Girolamo Fracastoro, with a translation, notes, and appendix by Heneage Wynne-Finch ... and an introduction by James Johnston Abraham.
ContributionsWynne-Finch, Heneage, tr.
LC ClassificationsRC201
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 253 p. front.,
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL180698M
LC Control Numbera 35001642

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Fracastor suggested the name syphilis, which physicians took up with eagerness for a disease that they could not before better describe than by laying the disease on their neighbors. The name syphilis, which was first used in his famous poem, has held ever since. But in a way this was not altogether fortunate for Fracastor, because it has led   Syphilis, or the French Disease, was first published in At that time, syphilis was new to Europe and spreading fast. To the Italians it was the “French disease,” to the French the “Italian disease,” with many other countries blaming one another for bringing the infection to their :// Fracastor, Syphilis ou le mal français () Publication type: Book chapter; Book: Syphilis sive morbus gallicus ; Publisher: Classiques Garnier; Online parution: ; Language: French; Book chapter: Previous 4/9 Next; Availability: Temporarily unavailable Out of :// Fracastor Syphilis, or, The French disease: a poem in Latin hexameters by Girolamo Fracastoro ; with a translation, notes, and appendix by Heneage Wynne-Finch ; and an introduction by James Johnston Abraham William Heinemann Medical,

2 days ago  Other articles where Syphilis sive morbus Gallicus is discussed: Girolamo Fracastoro: He is best-known for “Syphilis sive morbus Gallicus” (; “Syphilis or the French Disease”), a work in rhyme giving an account of the disease, which he named. He made an intense study of epidemic diseases, and, while in the service of Pope Paul III at the Council of Trent   disease known as the “French disease.” In the third book, Fracastoro told the story of a shepherd named Syphilus, who was the first person to have the disease that he would name syphilis (Fracastorii, ). Currently, there are two main hypotheses about the origin of the disease’s How to cite this paper: Ferreira, L. A. P.,   Syphilis, sex and fear: How the French disease conquered the world Researching the Borgias, Sarah Dunant learnt how syphilis took Europe by storm during the s, and the far Syphilis ou le mal vénérien: Poeme Latin de Jerome Fracastor avec la traduction en François & des notes [Syphilis, or the venereal disease: the Latin poem of Girolamo Fracastoro with French translation & notes]. Paris, Girolamo Fracastoro () was a

Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefor we are unable to provide a :// The first book then goes on to describe the horrors of the disease. In the second book, he talks about its cure and prevention, and in the third book, he talks Columbus’ voyage and the discovery of the guaiacum, a specific remedy against syphilis—a disease endemic among Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by :// Girolamo Fracastoro, Latin Hieronymus Fracastorius, (born c. , Verona, Republic of Venice [now in Italy]—died Aug. 8, , Caffi [now Affi], near Verona), Italian physician, poet, astronomer, and geologist, who proposed a scientific germ theory of disease more than years before its empirical formulation by Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch.. At the University of Padua Fracastoro was a