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Biography of Pedro de Abano (1257-ca. 1320)


Physician and Alchemist Italian, in latin Petrus de Apono, born in 1257 in Abano and died to 1320 in Padua. Practiced medicine in Padua, according to the doctrine of the Arabs, who was an admirer, and acquired a reputation of practical. In Padua he taught medical science. It is said that you refused to visit sick out of town for less than 50 shields per visit; and that was not to see the Pope Honorio IV, who commanded him to call, but when promised 400 ducats per day. Written left a multitude of books on medicine, astrology and Alchemy.


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