Rebecca Guarna was a member of the same Salernitan family as the famous Romuald Guarna, priest, physician and historian. She was a student of the University of Salerno and belonged to the minority of female students of her time period.
She was the author of De Urinis (on Urine), De febrius (on Fever) and De embrione (on the embryo): her treatise De Urinis treated the method of diagnosing illness by urine sample.
- Howard S. The Hidden Giants, ch. 2, (Lulu.com; 2006)
- Walsh JJ. 'Medieval Women Physicians' in Old Time Makers of Medicine: The Story of the Students and Teachers of the Sciences Related to Medicine During the Middle Ages, ch. 8, (Fordham University Press; 1911)
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