Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Acquapendente, Girolamo Fabrici

Born: 1533, Acquapendente
Died: 21 May 1619, Padua
  • Alberto Zanatta
  • Gaetano ThieneEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_393-1


Girolamo Fabrici was a physician, anatomist, surgeon, and pupil and successor of Falloppia in the anatomy chair in Padua, where he built the anatomical theater. He is remembered for the exact description of the valves of the veins (without understanding the correct function). His embryological research is also important, and so the observations on the physiology of the muscles of the limbs, the pupil’s motility, phonation, uterine anatomy, and childbirth are significant. In the field of surgery, he should be remembered for the tracheotomy and the machines built for orthopedic purposes.

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Primary Literature

  1. Fabricius, Hieronymus. 1600a. De formato foetu. Venice: Franciscum Bolzettam.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular SciencesUniversity of Padua Medical SchoolPaduaItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hiro Hirai
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  1. 1.Center for the History of Philosophy and ScienceRadboud Universiteit NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands