Abano, Pietro d'

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Abano, Pietro d'

Abano, Pietro d' (pyāˈtrō däˈbänō), 1250?–1316?, Italian physician and philosopher, a professor of medicine in Padua. His famous work Conciliator differentiarum was an attempt to reconcile Arab medicine and Greek speculative natural philosophy and was considered authoritative as late as the 16th cent. His efforts marked the rise of the Paduan school as a center for medical study. He was tried twice by the Inquisition on charges of heresy and practicing magic. Acquitted at the first trial, he was found guilty at the second, after his death.
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Medieval physicians who wrote about the influence of music on the pulse include Peter of Abano (1257-1315).
47 BC Cicero De Re Publica 51 BC Boethius De Institutione Musica 6th Century AD Cassiodorus Variae Epistolae 537 AD Martianus De nuptiis Philologiae et 5th Century Capella Mercurii AD Hildegard of Physica; Causae et curae 1150 AD Bingen Peter of Abano Conciliator Differentarium 13th quae inter Philosophons et Century; Medicos Versantur published 1472 Johannes Complexus effectuum musices ca.
A medieval Latin version glossed by Peter of Abano made it into print in 1478, but was quickly supplanted by fresh editions, translations, and commentaries by humanist scholars (see John Riddle's detailed survey in Catalogus translationem et commentariorum: Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Translations and Commentaries, IV, 1980).