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CURRENT ISSUEITALIAN JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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Frequency: Quarterly

ISSN 1824-4777

Online ISSN 1827-1847

 

Giornale Italiano di Chirurgia Vascolare 2000 September;7(3):247-66

    HISTORY OF VASCULAR SURGERY: PERSONALITIES, TECHNIQUES, TURNING POINTS

Vertigo. Pars prima

Argenteri A.

Department of Vascular Surgery Università of Pavia, Italy

Although not strict­ly con­nect­ed to vas­cu­lar sur­gery, ver­ti­go and its symp­toms are ­often an epi­phe­nom­e­non of vas­cu­lar pathol­o­gies. With ­this in ­mind and ­based on ­their read­ing of a French 17th-cen­tu­ry trea­tise on ver­ti­go, the ­authors out­line a “his­to­ry of ver­ti­go” by Charles Le Pois (1563-1633), pro­fes­sor and rec­tor of the ­extinct University of Pont-à-Mousson. In the trea­tise, the French aca­dem­ic ­describes and com­ments on a clin­i­cal ­case of ver­ti­go, report­ed in the chap­ter enti­tled “De ver­ti­gine sim­pli­ci”. He ­attempts to ­explain the etio­path­o­gen­e­sis and phys­io­pa­thol­o­gy of the symp­toms. The pres­en­ta­tion ­then ­moves to the 18th cen­tu­ry ­where we ­meet the phi­los­o­pher and phy­si­cian, Julien Offray de la Mettrie (1709-1751), the ­author of a trea­tise on ver­ti­go. In his ­work, La Mettrie ­gives a minute­ly ­detailed descrip­tion of the symp­toms asso­ciat­ed ­with ver­ti­go, and was the ­first to ­divide the pathol­o­gy ­into the var­i­ous ­types of ver­ti­go.

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