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The treatment of tuberculosis in Ferrara (Italy) in the 19th century.
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PMID:  21879568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The present work is a review of the remedies in use in Ferrara against tuberculosis in the 1800s. The work started from the discovery of accounts describing methods and remedies. These remedies were also in use world wide. Of particular interest is the work by Antonio Campana, a famous professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Botany in Ferrara, who wrote a pharmacopoeia which had several editions between 1797 and 1841. The Farmacopea Ferrarese was addressed to the apothecaries of Ferrara. Nevertheless, due to its great reputation it had an international distribution. It provided us with an exhaustive view about the medical field in Ferrara in the early 1800s. The remedies adopted in the city in the second half of the century were in line with those present abroad. The work was also supported by the discovery of statistical accounts of the Sant'Anna hospital from 1871. The manuscript written by Alessandro Bennati enabled elucidation of the methods used to treat tuberculosis in the second half of the century. Bennati's work is an historical document completed by the work of the physician Cesare Minerbi.
Chiara Beatrice Vicentini; Donatella Mares; Enrica Guidi; Lauretta Angelini; Carlo Contini; Stefano Manfredini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pharmaceutical historian     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0079-1393     ISO Abbreviation:  Pharm Hist (Lond)     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0146631     Medline TA:  Pharm Hist (Lond)     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-8     Citation Subset:  QIS    
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Italy.
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