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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 877-880

Gabriele Fallopio (1523–1562) and his contributions to the development of medicine and anatomy

  • M. M. MortazaviAffiliated withDivision of Neurological Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • , N. AdeebAffiliated withDivision of Neurological Surgery, The Children’s Hospital of Alabama
  • , B. LatifAffiliated withDivision of Neurological Surgery, The Children’s Hospital of Alabama
  • , K. WatanabeAffiliated withDivision of Neurological Surgery, Duke University
  • , A. DeepAffiliated withDivision of Neurological Surgery, The Children’s Hospital of Alabama
  • , C. J. GriessenauerAffiliated withDivision of Neurological Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • , R. S. TubbsAffiliated withDivision of Neurological Surgery, The Children’s Hospital of Alabama Email author 
  • , T. FukushimaAffiliated withDivision of Neurological Surgery, Duke University

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Abstract

Introduction

Gabriele Fallopio was one of the greatest anatomists of the sixteenth century. He discovered and named numerous parts of the human body. His name survives to this day as it is associated with several anatomical structures including the Fallopian canal, Fallopian hiatus, Fallopian valve, Fallopian muscle, and the Fallopian tube.

Conclusions

Our current knowledge of human anatomy is based on giants such as Fallopio. His contributions to neuroanatomy laid the foundations for the development of this discipline.

Keywords

History Italy Anatomy Medicine