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Padua, the cradle of modern medicine: Bernardino Ramazzini (1633–1714) on headaches

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A prominent historian of Medicine, Henry Sigerist, quoted the Padua Medical School as “the cradle of modern medicine”. This opinion is currently accepted worldwide. A short outline on the contribution of the Padua Medical School to the development of medical knowledge in its “golden age” is given. In this context, the work of a prominent figure of the 17th century Padua University and the founder of Occupational Medicine, Bernardino Ramazzini, is considered, with focus on his interest in headache.

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Correspondence to Giorgio Zanchin.

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Zanchin, G. Padua, the cradle of modern medicine: Bernardino Ramazzini (1633–1714) on headaches. J Headache Pain 6, 169–171 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10194-005-0175-0

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  • Ramazzini
  • Headache
  • History of medicine
  • Padua Uniuversity Medical School