Gabriele de Zerbis

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Gabriele de Zerbis

1445-1505

Italian physician, anatomist, and medical philosopher, also known as Gabriele Zerbi or Gabriello Zerbus. He wrote the first printed book on geriatrics (Gerontocomia, 1489), the first on medical ethics (De cautelis medicorum, c. 1495), and one of the most accurate anatomical texts before Belgian anatomist Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) (Liber anathomie corporis humani et singulorum membrorum illius, 1502). Zerbis also wrote Quaestionum metaphysicarum libri XII (1482) and the posthumously published Anatomia infantis (1537), edited by Johann Dryander.