Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Montanus

  • Beginnings of bedside teaching in Padua: Montanus

    Medical historians seem to agree that the first teacher of medicine to instruct his students at the bedside was Giovanni Batista de Monte (1498–1552), better known by his Latin name of Montanus. In 1543 Montanus was appointed to the Chair of Medicine at the University of Padua, a state institution of the Republic of Venice.…