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Minerva Pediatrica 2006 December;58(6):587-95

language: Italian

Why was Rocco Jemma the greatest Italian paediatrician?

Farnetani I. 1, Farnetani F. 2

1 Corso di Comunicazione Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano
2 Medico chirurgo


Rocco Jemma was the greatest Italian paediatrician, because he left the greatest signs in history. The most important amongst his achievements is certainly the foundation of the Rocco Jemma School which spread all over Italy and provided the greatest number of paediatric teachers who reached excellence levels. He was, among all the presidents of the Italian Society of Paediatrics, the one who was in office for the longest time. The therapy of leishmaniosis, based on antimonial derivatives formulated by Jemma, is still used and respected today.

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