Tag Archives: medical history

What Did Casanova Know About the Pox?

You can find out the answer to this and many other questions in Lisetta Lovett’s new book Casanova’s Guide to Medicine. Lovett notes that Casanova’s interest in medicine and cataloguing of his and others’ illnesses offer a fairly broad glimpse … Continue reading

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Venetian Midwives–Who Knew?

At the presentation I recently made about Sarra Copia Sulam at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco, one audience member showed a remarkable knowledge of Venetian history. He approached me afterwards and introduced himself as the expert on Venetian … Continue reading

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