Fracastoro Fra·cas·to·ro (frä'kä-stô'rô), 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.
fracastoro had likened the importance of Aristotle's Poetics to that of his philosophical treatises.
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.
Here -32-fracastoro attempts to explain the Aristotelian conception of the type with the aid of the Platonic notion of beauty.
fracastoro became eminently skilled, not only in medicine and belles-lettres, but in most arts and sciences.
Science he regards as not suitable material for poetry, and accordingly such writers as Lucretius and fracastoro are not poets.