Italian anatomist, surgeon, and artist, known for his careful research, many anatomical discoveries, and precise drawings. In his clinical practice he was especially skilled in ophthalmology and orthopedics. He developed new methods for treating hernia and clubfoot and was the first to recognize hardening of the interior of the arteries, or atherosclerosis. His greatest work is an illustrated anatomy of the nervous system, Tabulae nevrologicae (1794), which includes the first accurate description of the nerves of the heart.
More From encyclopedia.com
Fallopius , Fallopius, Gabriel Fallopius, Gabriel (1523–62) Italian anatomist, who was professor of anatomy at Pisa (from 1548) and Padua (from 1551). Best known… Italian Americans , ITALIAN AMERICANS. Italian influence on American history can be traced back to the navigators Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci. America's fo… Niels Stensen , STENSEN, NIELS also known as Nicolaus Steno b. Copenhagen, Denmark, 1/11 January 1638; d. Schwerin, Germany 25 November/5 December 1686) anatomy, geo… Artist , Artist Education and Training: Varies—see profile Salary: Varies—see profile Employment Outlook: Fair Definition and Nature of the Work Art occupatio… Heart urchins , Spatangoida (heart urchins; subphylum Echinozoa, class Echinoidea) An order of irregular echinoids which have a compact apical system and a plastron… Bartolomeo Eustachi , Eustachi, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Bartolomeo (b. San Severino, Ancona, Italy, ca. 1500–1510; d. on the Via Flaminia en route to Fossombrone, Italy, 27 A…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like
Antonio Neri Reveals the Secrets of Glassmaking and Helps Make High Quality Glass Available to the World