An Unpublished Manuscript by Giovanni Alessandro Brambilla on Giovanni Battista Morgagni
Keywords:Giovanni Battista Morgagni , Giovanni Alessandro Brambilla , History of Medicine , Anatomy, Organ Pathology
AbstractGiovanni Alessandro Brambilla, personal surgeon of the Emperor Joseph II and Protosurgeon of Hapsburg Army, worked for several years on the drafting of an unfinished work dedicated to the Italians who made important contributions to the development of medicine and surgery. Among his papers preserved in the historical civic archive of Pavia there is an unpublished profile of Giovanni Battista Morgagni whom Brambilla met personally. The deep admiration shown in the text - here fully transcribed - by the imperial surgeon offers evidence of the consideration that Morgagni’s work enjoyed among contemporary scholars.
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