Pediatric Biographies
June 1928


Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(6):1106-1109. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920240153014

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Victorius, also known as Vettari or Vettorio, was born in Faenza in the Romagna. He studied medicine in Bologna, and after qualifying for practice, settled down to a physician's life in the same city. Not much is known about the details of his life, but in 1473 he became a professor in the university, where he taught logic, philosophy and medicine. On his retirement from his professional duties, he settled in Feltre in the Province of Belluno, where he died in 1520. His practice and teaching were much influenced by the writing of the Arabian physicians. He wrote two books, one about children and the other about the practice of medicine. The latter was published at Ingolstadt in 1545, and bears the title, "Practica medicinalis. Liber de medendis morbis membrorum omnium totius corporis humani, nunquam antea in lucem editus. Hoc opus novum et antehac nullibi excusum Joannes Kufnerus Trochoreus brevibus

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