Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682-1771): His anatomic majesty's contributions to the neurosciences

R. Shane Tubbs, Dominik T. Steck, Martin M. Mortazavi, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, Marios Loukas, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol

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Introduction Giovanni Battista Morgagni is considered the Father of Pathology and contributed much to our early understanding of neuropathology. For example, he introduced the concept that diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease must be based on an exact understanding of the pathologic changes in anatomic structures. Additionally, he contributed to what would become the discipline of neurosurgery and, for example, performed trepanation for head trauma. Conclusions: It is the contributions of such early pioneers as Morgagni that our current understanding of the neurosciences is based.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1099-1102
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Anatomy
  • Brain
  • History
  • Italy
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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