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Abraham de Balmes ben Meir, Jewish Italian physician and polymath

Avi Ohry Tel Aviv, Israel   Abraham de Balmes ben Meir (c. 1460–1523) was a Jewish physician and polymath from the baroque Italian city of Lecce in the south of Italy, where his grandfather had served as personal physician to King Ferdinand I of Naples. He studied medicine in Naples but left in 1510 when […]