Marco Aurelio Severino

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Marco Aurelio Severino

1580-1656

Italian anatomist, also known as Severinus, whose contributions to medicine include the description of abnormal formations of tissue and growths such as tumors, descriptions of abscesses, and the investigation of inflamed or swollen lymph nodes. Severino showed the similarity of function in the anatomy of different animals. He also studied how the venom of snakes can kill and investigated antidotes for such poisons. Severino received his medical degree from the University of Naples, Italy.