Between Pavia and Brescia: Luigi Porta (1800-1875)
Keywords:Surgery , History , 19th century, Porta Luigi (1800-1875) , Gualla Bartolomeo (1810-1870), Rota Antonio (1838-1897)
AbstractThe authors present two records from the Ateneo di Brescia, about Luigi Porta (1800-1875), surgeon at Pavia University (1832-1875). They were written by Bartolomeo Gualla (1810-1870), Porta’s student and surgeon in Brescia. A manuscript concerning Porta’s lessons on surgery, written by Martino Tommasi, student at Pavia in 1844, and other records concerning another student and surgeon, Antonio Rota (1838-1897), are presented too. All these records allow us to define precisely some aspect of Porta’s bioergography, and advance some problem concerning history of Pavia’s surgical milieu in 19th century.