Fracastoro [frä′kä-stō′rō]Girolamo 1483-1553 Italian physician and poet who wrote the poem Syphilis sive morbus Gallicus (1530), in which the name syphilis was first given to the disease.

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  • The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Examples from the Web for fracastoro Historical Examples of fracastoro

  • The medical opinion of Fracastoro, writing from a distance, may not be of much value.

    A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2)

    T. Adolphus Trollope

  • The celebrated physician and poet Fracastoro, was written to in Verona.

    A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2)

    T. Adolphus Trollope

  • Among modern Pagans none is more completely bare of Christianity than Fracastoro.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)

    John Addington Symonds

  • Fracastoro became eminently skilled, not only in medicine and belles-lettres, but in most arts and sciences.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7


  • Here -32-Fracastoro attempts to explain the Aristotelian conception of the type with the aid of the Platonic notion of beauty.

    A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance

    Joel Elias Spingarn

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