MORGAGNI, Giovanni Battista
Venice: typog. Remondiniana, 1761.
Morgagni was the founder of modern pathological anatomy. The work was completed in Morgagni’s 79th year and consists of a series of 70 letters reporting about 700 cases and necropsies. As best he could, he correlated the clinical record with the post–mortem finding. Morgagni gave the first descriptions of several pathological conditions. He was Professor of Anatomy at Padua. Selections from the above work are reproduced in Med. Classics, 1940, 4, 640-839. English translation by B. Alexander, 3 vols., London, 1769, (facsimile reprint, New York, Hafner, 1960; Mount Kisco, N.Y., Futura, 1980).
Classic descriptions of mitral stenosis (Letter III) and heart block, Stokes–Adams syndrome (vol. 1, p. 70) are reprinted in English translation in Willius & Keys, Cardiac classics, 1941, pp. 177-82. In Volume one, p. 282 Morgagni also reported an authentic case of angina pectoris is recorded by Morgagni; he observed it in 1707.
Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Aortic Diseases, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Arrythmias, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Coronary Artery Disease › Angina Pectoris, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Heart Valve Disease, PATHOLOGY
Giambattista Morgagni, Clinical consultations, the edition of Enrico Benassi (1935) translated and revised by Saul Jarcho.Boston, MA: Francis Countway Library of Medicine, 1984.
Italian text and English translation of 100 clinical consultation lettes written by Morgagni, discussing patients that in most cases he had not seen, a practice that was considered acceptable at the time. Morgagni gave these, along with 14 folio volumes of his writings to his favorite pupil Michele Girardi. They were edited and annotated by Enrico Benassi and published in Italian in 1935. Jarcho translated and annotated Benassi's text and added a new preface and many footnotes.