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Chirurgia 2013 February;26(1):49-59

language: Italian

One hundred fifty years of surgery in Rome (1861-2011)

Borioni R.

Divisione di Chirurgia, U.O. Chirurgia Vascolare, Aurelia Hospital, Roma, Italia


Likewise the United States, surgical schools developed in European countries during the XIX century. After the unification of Italy, Giuseppe Corradi, Giuseppe Costantini and Costanzo Mazzoni were the first surgeons in Rome who took care of surgical sciences teaching and they were founders of the Italian Society of Surgery. In the new century, Francesco Durante, a fellow of Mazzoni, established the Surgical Clinic of the University at the Policlinico Umberto I where other protagonists will succeed: Roberto Alessandri, Raffaele Paolucci, Pietro Valdoni and Paride Stefanini. These surgeons transferred their knowledge to the new generations of physicians who will be academic professor in the Italian Universities, public hospitals and surgical clinics. Surgery in Rome is strongly represented by a glorious tradition in the public hospitals: Raffaele Bastianelli and Giuseppe Grassi were considerable actors in the surgical schools of Rome. Although the great charismatic figures of the past disappeared, the memory of their teaching guides the modern surgeons in daily practice of the third millennium,.

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