Francesco Canaveri

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Francesco Antonio Canaveri
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Personal details
Born 1753
Cuneo, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia
Died 1836
Turin, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia
Nationality Flag of Italy.svg Italian
Occupation Professor
Profession Medic

Francesco Antonio Canaveri (1753-1836) was an Italian Physician and Professor of Anatomy. He was a tenacious opponent of the doctrines of Cullen and Brown [1]


Francesco Canaveri born 1753 in Mondovì, Italy, he began his studies in Rhetoric and Philosophy in the University of Turin.[2] In 1788, he was elected to the post of prefect the Turin School of Medicine, the preparation stage, according to the custom of the time, a college degree, in 1796 he became professor of materia medica and anatomy.[3] In 1799 during the Napoleonic occupation of Piedmont, Canaveri had been chosen to lead medical schools beyond the Alps. Between 1800-1814 he was appointed Inspector of the medical schools.[4]

Canaveri was expert in the field of medicine, was the author of several popular works in this matter, De vitalitatis oeconomia (1801),[5] Saggio sopra il dolore: dissertazione (1803),[6] Analyse et réfutation des élémens de médecine du D. J. Brown (1805) and Neuronomia, (1836) published after his death.[7]

Francesco Canaveri died in February, 1836 in Turin at the age of 82 years


  1. ^ Analyse et réfutation des élémens de médecine du D. J. Brown, Francesco Canaveri 
  3. ^ Minerva, ó, El revisor general, Volumes 3-4, Vega y Cía., 1806 
  4. ^ Ricoglitore italiano e straniero: ossia rivista mensile europea, MILANO PRESSO ANT. FORT. STELLA E FIGLI 
  5. ^ De vitalitatis oeconomia, by Francesco Canaveri 
  6. ^ Saggio sopra il dolore: dissertazione, Francesco Canaveri 
  7. ^ Neuronomia Francisci Canaveri ...: Opus posthumum 

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