- 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 medical opinion of Fracastoro, writing from a distance, may not be of much value.
The celebrated physician and poet Fracastoro, was written to in Verona.
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.
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