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Minerva Pediatrica 2011 April;63(2):149-62

language: Italian

Maria Sandrucci: up-to-date with science, supporter of equal rights

Farnetani I. 1, Farnetani F. 2, Bona G. 3, Mussa G. C. 4

1 Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Clinica Odontoiatrica, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Monza Brianza, Italia;
2 Medico Chirurgo, collaboratore dell’Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana, “Treccani”, Roma, Italia;
3 Clinica Pediatrica , Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, “A. Avogadro”, Novara, Italia;
4 Professore Emerito di Pediatria, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italia


This is the first scientific study on Mary Sandrucci, who has been director of the Pediatric Clinic of the University of Turin from 1965-1966 up to 31 December 1989. Prof. Sandrucci led major studies on congenital heart disease, was the first Italian and among the first in Europe to describe phocomelia cases, to report on valuable studies antibiotics, uric acid, pediatric nephrology, nuclear medicine and genetics. She promoted the development of pediatric specialties, but at the same time promoted the study and practice of paediatrics as a whole. This study describes the past half century of medicine, history of Italian pediatrics and progress of the conquest of rights and equal opportunities for women.

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