The famous case of rheumatic hematuria described by Giammatteo Ferrari da Grado, professor at the University of Pavia (1432-1472)

I. Dal Canton, M. Frosio-Roncalli, A. Dal Canton

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Abstract

Giammatteo Ferrari da Grado was an influential professor and teacher of medicine at the University of Pavia in middle of the 15th century. He authored three important texts, among which is the Consilia, a collection of cases he visited and/or consulted. Among these, Ferrari describes a case of rheumatic hematuria in an eminent patient, Gaston de Foix, prince of Navarre. Following a precise description of the symptoms, he makes a complex pathogenic interpretation based on the theory of humors current at the time, and goes on to offer his patient a generous spectrum of herbal, hygienic and dietetic remedies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-285
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Nephrology
Volume17
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Ferrari da Grado
  • Pavia
  • Rheumatic hematuria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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