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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A city of South Italy, on a gulf of the name, 33 m. SE. of Naples; has some fine Gothic buildings, notably the cathedral of St. Matthew; had a European fame in the Middle Ages for its medical school and university, closed in 1817; cotton-spinning is the chief industry; in the neighbourhood are the ruins of Pæstum and an old Norman castle.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Salerno'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/s/salerno.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.