Saint Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179): “the light of her people and of her time”

  title={Saint Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179): “the light of her people and of her time”},
  author={M{\'a}rcia Ramos‐e‐Silva},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
The first time I ever heard the name of Hildegard von Bingen occurred when I was preparing a paper about Giovan Bonomo, the discoverer of the etiology of scabies, for the 1997 History of Dermatology Symposium. In the twelfth century, Hildegard had already commented about scabies. The 1998 Symposium, the subject of which was ‘‘Women in Dermatology,’’ gave me the great opportunity of researching about life in the Middle Ages and about the life and work of Hildegard von Bingen. By reading about… 
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