Trotula 1090

Nationality:
Italian

female physician who wrote several influential works on women's medicine, the most prominent of which is The Diseases of Women, or Passionibus Mulierum Curandorum, also known as Trotula Major; believed to have been a professor of medicine at the School of Salerno; her books argued for a focus on the unique medical ailments faced by women, including menstruation and childbirth