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Rebecca de GUARNA

History of Scientific Women

Main achievements: One of the physician and surgeon females in Italy.

Rebecca de Guarna was an Italian physician and surgeon and author in the 14th century. She is one of the few woman physicians known from the Middle Ages.

Rebecca de Guarna was a member of the same Salernitian family as the famous Romuald, priest, physician and historian. She was a student of the University of Salerno and belonged to the minority of female students of her time period. She was the author of medical works on "Fevers", on "Urine", and on "Embryo".

Source: Wikipedia