1110: Abella of Salerno

One of the First Women Ever Employed at a Medical School

Born: c.1380, Present-day Salerno, Italy

Death Date and Location Unknown

Abella was employed at the Salerno School of Medicine, which is now thought to be the oldest medical school of modern time.

She wrote two medical texts, De atrabile and De natura seminist humani.

The Salerno School of Medicine was the first medical school to allow women to enter and study the field.

Very little other information about Abella is readily available online.