fracastoro

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Fracastoro Fra·cas·to·ro (frä'kä-stô'rô), Girolamo. 1483-1553.

Italian physician and poet who wrote the poem Syphilis sive morbus Gallicus (1530), in which the name syphilis was first given to the disease.

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