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

Girolamo Fracastoro

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

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

    Subjects:
  • Syphilis -- Early works to 1800.

  • Edition Notes

    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.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC201
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 253 p. front. :
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19091062M

    By whom a new assault shall be perform'd, Hills heap'd on Hills, and Heaven once more be storm'd. If therefore more distinctly we would know Each Source from whence this deadly Bane did flow, His Progress in the Earth we must survey How many Cities groan beneath his sway. His mother, Camilla Mascarelli, reportedly died when Fracastoro was still a child. Download preview PDF.

    During this period, he was a colleague of the Polish astronomer Nicolas Copernicuswho had enrolled at Padua to study medicine at about the same time. In Pope Paul III nominated Fracastoro, who served as his personal physician, as medical adviser to the Council of Trent, which the physician attended as a guest of the noted Cardinal Madruzzo. So the Pharaoh could not only bask in the glory of saving his people from famine, but also made out like a bandit in the process — and let's not forget that the money which enabled him to buy up stockpiles of grain had come from people in the first place, through taxation. However, they were undoubtedly overshadowed by the more popular, though erroneous, miasma theory, which held that exhalations from the earth or air caused diseases. The term was most likely derived from the name of the hero of the poem, the shepherd Sifilo. Google Scholar 2.

    His practice, from which he earned a living, extended from the years to about London: New Sydenham Society,pp. Fracastoro married Elena de Clavis or Schiavi about In the realm of geography, Fracastoro was the first to use the term "pole" to refer to the ends of the Earth's axis and to suggest the use of rectilinear maps maps with lines.


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Fracastor Syphilis; or, The French disease; a poem in Latin hexameters book

In Pope Paul III nominated Fracastoro, who served as his personal physician, as medical adviser to the Council of Trent, which the physician attended as a guest of the noted Cardinal Madruzzo.

Girolamo Fracastoro

Thus Sung the Sage, and to prevent d [ Carmina The rest of the book consists of about 50 miscellaneous shorter poems. Thrice with her Virgin hands the Goddess threw On all his suffering Limbs the healing Dew: He, at the falling Filth admiring stood, And scarce believ'd for joy, the virtue of the Flood.

You might say that this was a bit of an overreaction, but I as a rabid egalitarian frankly found much to approve of in their impulse. First, then your Patient's Constitution learn, And well the Temper of his Bloud discern, If that be pure, with so much greater ease You will engage, and vanquish the Disease, Whose venome, where black Choler choaks the Veins, Takes firmer hold, and will exact more Pains [Page 39] More violent Assaults you there must make, And on the batter'd Frame no pity take.

A statue honoring Fracastoro was erected in Verona on the Piazza dei Signori. Despite the tradition of assigning the homeland of yaws to sub-Saharan AfricaCrosby notes that there is no unequivocal evidence of any related disease having been present in pre-Columbian Europe, Africa, or Asia.

The blast sometimes destroys the furrow'd soil, With mildew'd Ears not worth the Reapers toil. New York: Plenum Press,pp. For this work, he has been called by some a pioneer of epidemiology, the branch of medical science that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population.

His thought is framed in those philosophies of nature which were developed by various writers of the Italian Renaissance. In Pope Paul III nominated Fracastoro, who served as his personal physician, as medical adviser to the Council of Trent, which the physician attended as a guest of the noted Cardinal Madruzzo.

Euphrates next and Tigris did complain, Arabia too stil'd happy now in vain; Then Phrygia mourn'd, from whence it crost the Sea Too small to quench its flame to Italy.

Some turn the Current, some the Seeds dissect Of Earth and Sea, which some again collect, That, mixt with Lightning, make the golden Oar, While others quench in Streams the shining store.

Fracastoro also discussed the forces of attraction and repulsion between bodies, later examined by the famed English scientist Sir Isaac Newton Fracastoro then returned to Verona, where he continued his studies, reorganized his estate, and served as a physician to patients who came to consult with him from all over Italy.

Two hundred rowling years are past away, Since Mars and Saturn in Conjunction lay. Thus on the spreading Ocean they did stray, For many Weeks uncertain of their way: The thronging Sea-Nymphs wondring at the Pride, Of each tall Ship appear above the Tide, And with proportion'd speed around them glide, Charm'd with each painted Stern and golden Prow, With each gay Streamer, striving as they go To catch their Pictures in the Flood below.

The clear and philosophical views of Fracastoro were disregarded, and the talent and argumentative powers of the learned were doomed for three centuries to be wasted in the discussion of these two simple and preliminary questions: first, whether fossil remains had ever belonged to living creatures; and secondly, whether, if this be admitted, all the phenomena could be explained by the Noachian deluge.

Since then by dear experiment we find Diseases various in their Rise and Kind: [Page 21] Of this Contagion let us take a view, More terrible for being Strange and new, That with the proudest Son of Slaughter vies, And claims no lower kindred than the Skies; And as he did aloft conceive his Flame, The proud Destroyer seeks no common Game, He scorns the well finn'd Sporters of the Flood, He scorns the well plum'd Singers of the wood; Disdains the wanton Browzers of the Rock, Disdains the lowing Herd and bleating Flock; With Wolf or Bear, despizes to engage, Nor can the generous Horse provoke his rage: The Lords of Nature onely he annoys, And humane frame, Heav'ns Images, destroys.

His certain signs and symptoms to rehearse, Is the next taske of our instructing Verse. He later published works on the philosophy of nature and studied the medicinal properties of plants.

However, it remains a global problem, infecting an estimated 12 million people each year, mostly through unsafe sexual practices.

The couple produced five children.The name for syphilis is derived from Fracastoro's epic poem in three books, Syphilis sive morbus gallicus ("Syphilis or The French Disease"), about a shepherd boy named Syphilus who insulted Greek god Apollo and was punished by that god with a horrible disease.

The poem suggests using mercury and "guaiaco" as a cure. His book (De. A medical authority, Girolamo Fracastoro () 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's discovery of America; a short Biblical epic, the Joseph; and the Carmina, a collection of shorter poetry.

The work that brought most fame to Fracastoro was a lengthy narrative poem Syphilis sive morbus Gallicus (; Syphilis: Or, A Poetical History of the French Disease, ), written in verses.

Girolamo Fracastoro Facts

Syphilis, or, A poetical history of the French disease by Girolamo Fracastoro (Book) editions published between and in 9 languages and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Girolamo Fracastoro, a prominent Italian humanist, taught logic at the Uni­versity of Padua and later practiced medicine in Verona.

He is most famous for his study of syphilis, penning a narrative poem in Latin, Syphilis sive morbus Gallicus (), and writing De contagione (), both of which describe the nature of syphilis, how diseases are spread, and possible cures for diseases.

In Fracastoro wrote the narrative poem that made him famous: Syphilis Sive de Morbo Gallico (Syphilis or the Gallic Disease). The poem, which contained nearly 1, verses and was written in Latin, was dedicated to Pietro Bembo, who praised the poet's artistry when Fracastoro sent the poem for .