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Adolfo Ferrata
This paper, the first of the new feature ''The Classics of Italian Nephrology'', describes the monograph published in 1940 ''Le nefropatie. Manuale per i medici e studenti'' (Renal Diseases. Handbook for Doctors and Students). It was written by Adolfo Ferrata (1880-1946), who is remembered today for his important contributions to the advancement of hematology. The book, which has more than 400 pages and many illustrations, especially of pathologic anatomy, is the product of teamwork involving several pupils and coworkers of Ferrata...
March 2007: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
G B Fogazzi
Gabriele Monasterio (1903-1972), a clinician with numerous medical interests, contributed remarkably to the development of the Italian nephrology of his time. His main scientific contributions were: - Investigation of the causes of normoglycaemic glycosuria. Of this condition he collected, from 1939 on, a large series of patients whom he also investigated - for the first time in the world - with renal biopsy and - thanks to a collaboration with Jean Oliver - the microdissection of the nephron. - Introduction, in the early 1960s, of a low protein diet for the patients with chronic renal failure...
November 2005: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
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