Middle Ages

Dorotea Bucca

Dorotea Bucca

Name: Dorotea Bucca Original Name: Dorotea Bocchi Dates: 1360–1436 Nationality:  Italian Career Path: Doctor and Professor Note: “She held a chair of medicine and philosophy at the University of Bologna for over forty years from 1390.” [Wikipedia] Books: Brown, Colin, Steve Wilkens, and Alan G. Padgett. 1990. Christianity & western thought: a history of philosophers, ideas & movements. […]

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Herrad of Landsberg

Herrad of Landsberg

Books: Oakes, Elizabeth H. 2007. Encyclopedia of World Scientists. New York: Facts on File. Websites: Herrad von Landsberg – New Advent   Herrad of Landsberg – Wikipedia        

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Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen

Books: Dronke, Peter. 1984. Women Writers of the Middle Ages: A Critical Study of Texts from Perpetua ([Dagger] 203) to Marguerite Porete ([Dagger] 1310). Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Cambridge University Press. Hildegard, Mary Elder Jacobsen, and Priscilla Throop. 1998. Hildegard Von Bingen’s Physica: The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing. Rochester, VT: […]

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Virdimura of Sicily

Virdimura of Sicily

Name: Virdimura of Sicily Dates: (fl. 1376) Nationality: Italian Period: 14th Century Trained in: the art of surgery and herbal medicine Work: She treated the poor and handicapped of Sicily, often for free or for a very reduced fee. Note: Licensed to practice medicine throughout Sicily in 1376 First: She was the first woman doctor legally authorized to […]

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