- Name - Simon de Couvin (or Simon de Covino).
- Birth - ca. 1320
- Death - 1367
- Residence - Paris.
- Education - Trained in medicine at Montpellier medical school.
- Occupation - Parisian doctor & French chronicler.
- Reportedly showed allegiance to Aristotle & his pimacy of the heart (over Galen's brain).
- Wrote Black Death poem (Libellus de judicio Solis in conviviis Saturni) around 1350.
- Simon de Couvin alleged that tanners excaped the plague. 
- He stated that the Black Death had 'miffed all doctors; the art of Hippocrates was lost'. 
- Reported that all the doctors of Montpellier perished in the plague of 1348.
- Doctor deaths due to the Black Death were greater at Montpellier than elsewhere in France, as a large number of doctors resided there because of the Montpellier medical school.
- He was a Montpellier-trained doctor who worked in Paris.
- Reportedly showed allegiance to Aristotle & his primacy of the heart (over Galen's brain).
- During the European famine (1346-1347), prior to the Black Death, de Couvin commented that:
"The one who was poorly nourished by insubstantial food fell victim to the merest breath of the disease; the impoverished crowd of common folk died a welcome death, since for them life was death." 
 - Hankin, 'On the epidemiology of plague', p. 57.
 - 'Opuscule relatif a la peste de 1348'
 - Stephanie True Peters (2004). The Black Death. Benchmark Books (NY).
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