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JAMA. 1937;109(2):157. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780280063030.
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Morgagni's fame rests on his De sedibus morborum (1761), which, as Virchow said, entitles him to be called the father of pathologic anatomy. Morgagni, who died in 1771, left a large number of manuscript notes to his pupil Michele Girardi. Though Girardi lived until 1797, he never edited or published these papers. Through the duke of Parma the manuscripts were acquired from Girardi's heirs and deposited in the Palatinate library, where the twelve volumes have long been carefully guarded as precious, almost sacred, treasures. They now appear, published in attractive quarto form, under the auspices of the city of Forli, Morgagni's birthplace, ably edited by Enrico Benassi. They are reminiscent of the De sedibus, being the notes on a hundred cases selected by Morgagni from files that date back to the days of his youth. Diseases of nearly every description are discussed—of the stomach, bowel, heart, bone, pelvic organs and nervous system. Aneurysms are taken up, menstrual troubles and psychic disturbances. Clinical facts are concisely stated, diagnoses are skilfully worked out, advice is given to the patient or to the physician who referred the patient. Benassi, whose task of deciphering and editing has


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