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Tag: Paola Lenzi

  • The historical hospital of Santa Chiara in Pisa

    Paola Lenzi Gianfranco Natale Pisa, Italy    The cloister of the Santa Chiara’s Hospital with the arcades.   In the background the leaning tower The historical Ospedale di Santa Chiara (Santa Chiara’s Hospital), located beside the beautiful Square of Miracles, traces its roots to A.D 325, when the Emperor Constantine issued a set of rules…

  • Pacini’s corpuscles and occult sciences

    Gianfranco Natale Paola Lenzi  Italy   Fig 1.Title page of Nuovi organi scoperti nel corpo umano Pacini, 1840; see note 5. Source: Google Books The year 2012 was the bicentenary of the birth of the anatomist and pathologist Filippo Pacini. Born in Pistoia (Tuscany) in 1812, he studied and worked there until 1840; then moved…