Amatus Lusitanus

(1511 -68)
   Portuguese physician. Born in Portugal of marrano parents, he went to Antwerp, where he published a book on medicinal botany, Index dioscorides. He later taught medicine at the University of Ferrara and treated Pope Julius III. His major work was Centuriae curationum in seven volumes.

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  • AMATUS LUSITANUS — (João Rodrigues de Castelo Branco; 1511–1568), physician; one of the greatest Jewish figures in medical literature in the first half of the 16th century. Amatus Lusitanus was born to Marrano parents in the town of Castelo Branco, Portugal. His… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Amato Lusitano — João Rodrigues de Castelo Branco, better known as Amato Lusitano and Amatus Lusitanus (1511 ndash;1568), was a notable Portuguese Jewish physician of the 16th century. Like Herophilus, Galen, Ibn al Nafis, Michael Servetus, Realdo Colombo and… …   Wikipedia

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  • ANATOMY — ANATOMY. There is no systematic account of the anatomy of the human body in the Bible, although abundant use is made there of anatomical facts, metaphors, and expressions. Biblical anatomy is factual, empirical in the good sense of the word, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MEDICINE — From the beginning of their history until modern times Jews have exercised a tremendous influence on the development of medical science. They have always been solicitous in their care for the sick and held the medical profession in great esteem.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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