Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Gariopontus of Salerno

Gariopontus of Salerno was a renowned physician and scholar active in southern Italy around the middle of the eleventh century.

He was a native of the Kingdom of Naples.

As a medical writer, his textual activity consisted of producing one mammoth volume called the Passionorius or Liber nosematon, which systematically covers the human disease and their cure from head to foot.

He is the earliest medical writer connected with the School of Salerno, appears repeatedly in the Salernitan documents of the eleventh century.

Another work connected with early Salernitan medicine is Practica Petrocelli Salernitani by Petronus or Petrocellus which is similar content and structure with Passionorius. He might be the student of Gariopontus.
Gariopontus of Salerno
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