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[Comment] Italy, the Land of Holy Miracles—revisited

Can Italy regain its once pivotal position as a cradle of scientific innovation and advancement in Europe? During medieval times, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment Italy was considered pre-eminent in natural science and medicine. The birthplace of modern universities and medical schools, Italy was a training ground for distinguished scholars and physicians, such as William Harvey, who came to Italy to study anatomy and medicine at the University of Padua under Hieronymus Fabricius and Giulio Cesare Casserius in the early 17th century.