This book categorizes the lectures held during the 2nd International Meeting on Medicine and Pathology organized by the Working Group History of Pathology of the European Society of Pathology in Padua, Italy in 2015. This content was influenced by the celebration of the 500th birth year of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) and this occasion was used to highlight his role in anatomic research.The first part of the book is therefore dedicated to the importance of Vesalius work, with original contributions on his life, his work and his historical context. The second part contains a variety of papers on the history and medicine and pathology, such as papers about historical aspects of cardiac disease (congenital disorders, heart transplantation, famous people affected by heart disease) and lectures about historical medical collections and other issues. The third part contains interesting medical biographies about persons who had an enormous impact on medical thinking e.g. Norman Barrett, Herman Boerhaave, Giovanni Battista Morgagni, John Morgan, Santiago Ramon y Cajal, and John Snow.
Fabio Zampieri is Associate Professor of History of Medicine, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences at the University of Padua. His expertise are on the history of ancient and modern medicine, paleopathology and paleopathography. He is recognized as one of the leading experts in the history of Darwinian Theory within medical practice, in the figure of Giovanni Battista Morgagni and the history of the anatomo-clinical method.
Alberto Zanatta is Curator of the Museum of Pathological Anatomy of the University of Padua. His fields of interest are the anthropology, paleopathology and history of medicine, in particular medical museology. He made important contributions in the paleopathological study of the remains of historical figures like Giovanni Battista Morgagni and Gaspare Pacchierotti, with the use of molecular pathology techniques.
Gaetano Thiene is Professor Emeritus of Pathology, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences at the University of Padua. His research interests have been across the broad fields of Cardiovascular Medicine and Pathology, particularly focusing clinicopathologic studies and clinical translation of basic research. He is recognized as the leading expert in the study of sudden death in the young and in athletes, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart diseases and valve prostheses.
Cristina Basso is Professor of Pathology, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences at the University of Padua. She is Director of the Cardiovascular Pathology Unit at the University Hospital of Padua; of the Registry of Cardio-Cerebro-Vascular Pathology, Veneto Region; and of the Master Course “Cardiovascular Pathology”, University of Padua Medical School. Her original contributions concern the cardiopathology, with particular interest to the research fields of the substrates and the molecular pathology of sudden death, cardiomyopathies, heart tumors and ischemic heart desease.
Indice Prefazione e Introduzione
Collana: Scienze mediche
Curatori: Fabio Zampieri, Alberto Zanatta, Cristina Basso, Gaetano Thiene