Child's Nervous System

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 877–880 | Cite as

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

  • M. M. Mortazavi
  • N. Adeeb
  • B. Latif
  • K. Watanabe
  • A. Deep
  • C. J. Griessenauer
  • R. S. Tubbs
  • T. Fukushima
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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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Mortazavi
    • 1
  • N. Adeeb
    • 2
  • B. Latif
    • 2
  • K. Watanabe
    • 3
  • A. Deep
    • 2
  • C. J. Griessenauer
    • 1
  • R. S. Tubbs
    • 2
  • T. Fukushima
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Division of Neurological SurgeryThe Children’s Hospital of AlabamaBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.Division of Neurological SurgeryDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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