Tommaso Campailla (Modica, 1668 – 1740), philosopher, poet and doctor, was born from an aristocratic family. He studied law and was elected senator seven times. He was appreciated for his vast culture and his great sensibility. Campailla was also a self-taught medical doctor. He fought syphilis rheumatism in a "modern" way, using the "guaiacum barrels" or "vapour stovens" that he had invented.
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