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Mascagni, Paolo. 1752-1815

Vasorum lymphaticorum corporis humani historia et ichnographia. Senis : P. Carli, 1787.

Mascagni, Professor of Anatomy at Siena, made several discoveries regarding the lymphatics. His beautiful atlas contained 41 engravings of the lymphatics and gained him lasting fame. He had previously published a Prodrome, in French, 1784; this contained only four plates (Morton's Medical Bibliography, Fifth Edition, Edited by Jeremy M. Norman).

Vasorum lymphaticorum historia paved the way for progress in anatomy, physiology, and clinical medicine, for 50 percent of the lymphatic vessels now known were discovered by Mascagni. (Dictionary of Scientific Biography)

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