Hektoen International

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Tag: Giovanni Batista Morgagni

  • Giovanni Batista Morgagni (1602–1771)

    Father of fifteen and teacher of thousands, Batista Morgagni became immortally famous by going one step further than his illustrious predecessors at Padua, describing not the normal anatomy of hanged criminals but the damaged organs of patients dying from disease. For this he is remembered as the father of pathological anatomy. At the University of…