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 practice medicine in Sicily.


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