Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: intraabdominal pressure

  • Antonio Valsalva of the maneuver (1666–1723)

    Antonio Valsalva qualified in medicine at the University of Bologna in 1687 after studying under Marcello Malpighi, one of the first people to use microscopy in medicine. Valsalva succeeded him in 1697 as professor of anatomy and later of surgery and was also surgeon to the hospital for incurables and mentally ill in Bologna. He…