Landus, Bassianus

, an Italian physician, was a native of Placentia, and studied at Padua, where he took his doctor’s degree in 1554. He then practised with great reputation in his native place, where he was one night assassinated, in 1562, by a soldier, for what reason, unless for the purpose of robbery, is not stated. He left some learned works, the principal of which are, -1. “De humana historia, vel de singularum hominis partium cognitione,Basil, 1542, 8vo. 2. “latrologia,” in dialogues on the art of medicine, ibid. 1543, 4to. s2