italy Famous Physicians from Italy

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List of notable or famous physicians from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in Italy and even some popular physicians who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from Italy is included when available.

People here include everything from Philip Mazzei to Francis de Sales.

This historic physicians from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from Italy?" These prominent physicians of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian physicians.

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Abella sometimes known as Abella of Salerno was a mid-14th century Roman physician who taught general medicine at the Salerno school of medicine. Though her dates are not established, she is believed to have lectured on standard medical practice, bile, and women's health and nature. She published ...more

Profession: Physician


Abraham de Balmes

Abraham de Balmes ben Meir was an Italian Jewish physician and translator of the early 16th century. A short time before his death he was physician in ordinary to the cardinal Dominico Grimani at Padua. See Steinschneider, "Hebr. Bibl." xxi. 7 and 67; "Hebr. Uebers." p. 62; Perles, "Beitr├Ąge," pp. ...more

Profession: Physician


Aldo Castellani

Aldo Castellani was an Italian pathologist and bacteriologist. ...more

Age: Died at 94 (1877-1971)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Profession: Scientist, Physician

Alessandro Achillini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Italy
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Alessandro Achillini

Alessandro Achillini was an Italian philosopher and physician. ...more

Age: Died at 49 (1463-1512)

Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Profession: Physician, Philosopher