Edoardo Perroncito

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Edoardo Bellarmino Perroncito (10 March 1847, Viale in the Province of Asti – 4 November 1936) was an Italian parasitologist. He was the father of pathologist Aldo Perroncito (1882–1929).

He earned his degree in veterinary medicine, and in 1879 he became a professor of parasitology to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Turin.[1]

Remembered for his extensive research of Ancylostoma duodenale (hookworm), in 1880 he determined that hookworm was the cause of anemia being suffered by workmen building the St. Gotthard railway tunnel.[2][3] He was the first to recommend using an extract of the male fern as a remedy for the disease.[4][5]

Selected writings[edit]

  • L'anemia dei contadini, fornaciai e minatori in rapporto coll'attuale epidemia negli operai del Gottardo. Studi ed osservazioni, profilassi e cura, 1881 - The anemia of farmers, miners and kiln workers in relation to the epidemic of the St. Gotthard workers. Study and observation, prevention and remedy.
  • La Tubercolosi dei bovini in rapporto alla tubercolosi umana, 1903 - Tuberculosis in cattle in relation to human tuberculosis.
  • La malattia dei minatori, dal S. Gottardo al Sempione, una questione risolta, 1909 - The disease of miners, St. Gotthard to Simplon, a settled issue.[6]


  1. ^ Statement based on a translation from an equivalent article at the Italian Wikipedia
  2. ^ Antimicrobial Drugs: Chronicle of a twentieth century medical triumph by David Greenwood
  3. ^ Stanford.edu Hookworm: Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus
  4. ^ Who Goes First?: The Story of Self-Experimentation in Medicine by Lawrence K. Altman
  5. ^ Treccani.it (biographical information)
  6. ^ WorldCat Titles (publications)
  7. ^ "Author Query for 'Perronc.'". International Plant Names Index. 

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