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Bernardino Ramazzini - bibliography

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Italian physician, born November 3, 1633, Carpi, duchy of Modena; died November 5, 1714, Padua, Republic of Venice.


  • De principum valetudine tienda commentatio. Padua, 1710, 1711; Utrecht, 1712; Leipzig 1712; French translation, Leiden, 1724.
    A handbbok on healthy lifestyle, devoted to the hereditary prince Francesco d’Este.
  • De contagiosa epidemica, quae in Patavino agro, et tota fere Veneta ditione in boves irrepsit. Padua, 1712.
    On the rinderpest of 1710/1711 that decimated the cattle flocks of the peasants and threatened the food supply to the Republic of Venice. This text, devoted to the Doge Giovanni Cornelio is based on a lecture delivered on November 9, 1711. It is by many considered a masterly achievement in pre-bacteriological epidemiology and hygiene. See text.
  • De peste viennensi dissertatio. 1713.
  • Annotationes in librum Ludovici Cornelii de vita sobriae commodis. 1714.
    This book was considered too moralizing by the debauched citizens and nobility.
  • Opera omnia med. et. phys.
    Geneva, 1714, 1716; London, 1717, 1739, 1742; Padua 1718; Napoli, 1739; Leipzig 1828 (edited by Justus Radius), volume 11 and 12).
  • L’art de conserver la santé des princes, et des persones du premier rang . . . L’art de conserver la santé des religieuses, et Les avantages de la vie sobre, du Seigneur Louis Cornaro.
    Chéz Jean Arn. Langerak, 1724.
    Ramazzini’s interest in occupational disease is evidenced here in the French translation of his two treatises on the health of the nobility and of the religious. In the sixteenth century, another Italian, Luigi Cornaro (1475-1566), had written a curious treatise on personal hygiene and the simple life, which is here translated into French with Ramazzini’s notes. Works on Bernardino Ramazzini and industrial medicine
    The first work on an occupational disease was written by Ulrich Ellenbog (1440-1499) as early as in 1473, but not published until 1524. It is a pamphlet on the diseases of miners and the first known work on industrial hygiene and toxicology. The work by Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541), better known as Paracelsus, also concerns miners. It was the first monograph on the diseases of an occupational group.
  • U. Ellenbog:
    Von den giftigen besen Tempffen und Reuchen.
    Augsburg, M. Ramminger, 1524.
  • Paracelsus:
    Von der Bergsucht oder Bergkrankheiten drey Bücher.
    First edition, 1533/1535.
    [Dillingen, Durch Sebaldum Mayer, 1567.]
  • H. Goodman:
    Bernardino Ramazzini, Founder of Industrial Medicine.
    Atlantica, 1833, pp. 252-253.
  • Franz Koelsch:
    Bernardino Ramazzini, der vater der Gewerbehygiene, sein Leben und seine Werke. Stuttgart, 1912.
  • Arnoldo Maggiora:
    L’opera igienica de Bernardino Ramazzini.
    Modena, 1902. With bibliography. The same biography appeared in Modena, 1912.
  • Max Neuburger:
    Die historische Grundlage der Lehre von den Berufskrankheiten. Volksgesundhet, 1927; 1, H. 12.

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