How Trota of Salerno, 12th-Century Female Gynecologist, Disappeared from History

The historical reputation of Trota through the years shows how the mores of a current society can restrict contemporary understanding of a figure from the past.

female doctors, including trota of salerno
  • Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
trota of salerno
  • A copy of the Trotula, believed to date back to the mid-13th century.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
place setting for trotula at judy chicago's the dinner party
  • Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party.

    Photo Credit: Jook Leung Photography via Brooklyn Museum