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Giovanni Maria Lancisi (1654-1720): Anatomist and papal physician.
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PMID:  21739476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Giovanni Maria Lancisi (1654-1720) was an Italian physician who made significant contributions to many fields of medicine. De subitaneis mortibus was the first autoptic manuscript, suggesting that myocardial disease was a factor in a 1706 sudden death epidemic in Rome. His book De motu cordis et aneurysmatibus described the pathology and etiology of aneurysms, and Tractatus de urinis was the first discussion of the physiological mechanism of urine formation. Arguably, Lancisi's most notable medical contribution was the anatomical description of the medial longitudinal striae of the corpus callosum, in addition to other documents he wrote in the field of neurology. Aside from his medical work, Lancisi developed the "stamping out" method for eradication of the cattle plague in Europe, and he contributed to early work in malarial research. Lancisi was a multifaceted man with vast interests outside of medicine including language and literature. Over the course of his life, Lancisi opened his own medical library, was chair of anatomy for 13 years at Sapienza University, and served as papal physician to three popes. Clin. Anat. 2011. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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Zachary Klaassen; Justin Chen; Vidya Dixit; R Shane Tubbs; Mohammadali M Shoja; Marios Loukas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-2353     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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Department of Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies; Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Department of Surgery Livingston, New Jersey.
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