ITALIAN BIOLOGISTS

Italian biologists have contributed some of biology's greatest findings. With the increasing importance of genetics, conservation and microbiology, Italian biologists may yet discover some of nature's most amazing secrets.

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Lazzaro Spallanzani

Spallanzani, Lazzaro (1729-1799), an Italian biologist, one of the foremost experimenters of his day.

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  • Camillo Golgi
    Camillo Golgi

    Golgi, Camillo (1844-1926), an Italian physician and anatomist. Golgi found that he could observe nerve tissue in detail by using silver nitrate as a stain. See more »

  • Giovanni Battista Morgagni
    Giovanni Battista Morgagni

    Morgagni, Giovanni Battista (1682-1771), an Italian physician and the founder of pathological anatomy, the study of diseased tissue. See more »

  • Lazzaro Spallanzani
    Lazzaro Spallanzani

    Spallanzani, Lazzaro (1729-1799), an Italian biologist, one of the foremost experimenters of his day. See more »

  • Luigi Galvani
    Luigi Galvani

    Galvani, Luigi (1737-1798), an Italian physician and anatomist. About 1780 he discovered current electricity. See more »

  • Marcello Malpighi
    Marcello Malpighi

    Malpighi, Marcello (1628-1694), an Italian physician. In 1661 he discovered capillaries, the tiny blood vessels that connect veins and arteries. See more »

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