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Bartolomeo Eustachio of the Anatomical Trinity

The tube connecting the inner ear to the throat that may become painfully blocked during a plane landing was described in the sixteenth century by Bartolomeo Eustachi—more often known by his Latin name of Eustachio.1 He constituted, along with Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) and Gabriele Falloppio (1523-1562), the Anatomical Trinity from which the modern science of […]

Gabriele Falloppio (Fallopius) 1523- 1562

In the days when the outcome of an oral examination could have depended on the caprices of a whimsical professor, candidates in obstetrics–gynecology might have been asked who first described the tube that leads from the ovary to the uterus, or perhaps who was Dr. Fallopius. Such a mishap is unlikely to happen in this […]