“I have labored assiduously to discuss women’s diseases.”[i]
This early 12th century doctor from Salerno, Italy, wrote of women’s diseases and gynecological treatments. The Trotula is the group of texts about women’s medicine ascribed to the historical Trota. You can read more about this distinction here.
For lots of scholarly sources on Trota, visit Monica Green’s site.
This document created by Dr. Green has many sources too. Who What is Trotula 2015
[i] Monica H. Green, ed. and trans., The Trotula: An English Translation of the Medieval Compendium of Women’s Medicine (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001), 65.
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