Trotula de Ruggiero is supposed to be one of the first female physician of the history, or at least the first who practiced, taught, and wrote medical texts inside the illustrious medieval Medical School of Salerno around the XI-XII centuries. Here we retrace the steps of her fascinating history from historical cues to legendary anecdotes, through the analysis of the medical texts which were ascribed to her in the Middle Ages and that were very popular around Europe for several centuries, prevalently dealing with all the aspects of women’s medical problems, with a focus on dermatology, cosmetic science, and obstetrics/gynecology.
|Bifulco Maurizio; De Falco Domenico D.; Aquino Rita P.; Pisanti Simona
|Trotula de Ruggiero: The Magistra mulier sapiens and her medical dermatology treatises
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 2019, Volume18, Issue6
December 2019 Pages 1613-1616