Fioravanti, Leonard

, a physician of Bologna, in the sixteenth century, who possessed a considerable degree of reputation among his contemporaries, appears to have been an arrant empiric in the modern sense of the word. In his writings he dwells at great length on the excellence of the secret remedies which he possessed, and is violent in his condemnation of blood-letting. He died on the 4th of September 1588. The titles of his works, which are all in Italian, and have gone through several editions, are, “Del Specchio di Scientia Universale,Venice, 1564; “Regimento della Peste,” ibid. 1565; “Capricci Medicinali,” ibid. 1568. “II Tesoro della vita humana,” ibid. 1570. “Compendio dei Secreti Naturali,Turin, 1580, Venice, 1581, &c. “Delia Fisica, divisa in libri qnattro,Venice, 1582; “Cirurgia,” ibid. 1588. 2


Rees’s Cyclop, from —Eloy. —Dict. Hist.