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Ramazzini, Bernardino, 1633-1714.
Works. 1718
Bernardini Ramazzini, Carpensis philosophi, ac medici ... Opera omnia : medica & physiologica.
Londini : Apud Paulum & Isaacum Vaillant, 1718.
Editio tertia. Accessit vita auctoris a Barthol. Ramazzino Med. Doct. ejus ex Fratre Nepote scripta. Cum figuris, et indicibus necessariis.

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Bernadino Ramazzini came from a humble background which may account for his interest in occupational medicine. This book, first published in 1700, gives accounts of many of the diseases related to particular trades in renaissance Italy. Ramazzini was court physician to the Duke of Modena for over two decades before moving to the most prestigious medical post in Italy as Professor of Medicine at Padua. He was also interested in epidemic diseases, and was one of the first to deny astrological influences as a cause of epidemics. Morgagni performed a post mortem examination on Ramazzini and the account of his findings is included in De sedibus et causis morborum.

RB 4618.28