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Antonio Musa Brassavola

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Nationality  Italian
Influences  Galen
Education  University of Ferrara
Institutions  Ferrara
Name  Antonio Brassavola
Influenced by  Galen

Alma mater  University of Ferrara
Role  Physician
Fields  Anatomy, Medicine, Botany
Died  1555, Ferrara, Italy
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Doctoral advisor  Niccolo Leoniceno Giovanni Manardo
Similar People  Niccolo Leoniceno, Gabriele Falloppio, Galen, Andreas Vesalius, Avicenna

Doctoral students  Gabriele Falloppio
Notable students  Gabriele Falloppio

Antonio Musa Brassavola (variously spelled Brasavoli, Brasavola, or Brasavoli, Ferrara 16 January 1500 – Ferrara 1555) was an Italian physician and one of the most famous of his time. He studied under Niccolò Leoniceno and Giovanni Manardo. He was the friend and physician of Ercole II, the duke of Este. He was also the consulting physician of Kings Francis I, Charles V, Henry VIII and Popes Paul III, Leo X, Clement VIII and Julius III. He performed the first successful tracheotomy, and published an account of it in 1546. He was the chair of philosophy in Ferrara and also studied botany and medicine. A genus of orchid, called Brassavola, is named after him.

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  • Examen omnium simplicium medicamentorum, quorum in officinis usus est. Jean & François Frellon, Lyon, 1537
  • Examen omnium syruporum, 1540 Digital edition by the University and State Library Düsseldorf
  • In octo libros aphorismorum Hippocratis & Galeni commentaria & annotationes, 1541
  • In libros de ratione victus in morbis acutis Hippocratis & Galeni commentaria & annotationes, 1546
  • Examen omnium electuariorum. Venice, ex Officina Erasmiana Vincentii Valgrisii, 1548 Digital edition by the University and State Library Düsseldorf
  • Index refertissimus in omnes Galeni libros, 1556
  • His writings consist of works in the fields of medicine and botany. He also wrote extensively about the physician Galen.


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