Abella was a mid-14th century Roman physician who taught general medicine at the Salerno school of medicine. She lectured on standard medical practice, bile, and women's health and nature. She published two treatises: De atrabile (English: On Melancholia) and De natura seminis humani (English: On the Origin of Human Nature), which did not survive.
Abella is a featured figure on Judy Chicago's installation piece The Dinner Party, being represented as one of the 999 names on the Heritage Floor.
- Chicago, Judy. The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation. London: Merrell (2007). ISBN 1-85894-370-1