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Girolamo Fracastoro (Fracastorius) (c. 1476/8 – 6 August 1553) was an Italian physician, scholar and poet.


  • [Contagion] passes from one thing to another, and is originally caused by infection of the imperceptible particle.
    • Hieronymi Fracastorii De Contagione Et Contagiosis Morbis Et Eorum Curatione, Libri III (1930), translation and notes by Wilmer Cave Wright, p. 5

Quotes about Fracastorius[edit]

  • A peak unequaled by anyone between Hippocrates and Pasteur.
    • Charles-Edward Armory Winslow, in The Conquest of Epidemic Disease, 1943.

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