Gaspare Aselli (or Asellio) (c. 1581–14 April 1626) was an Italian physician noted for the discovery of the lacteal vessels of the lymphatic system. Aselli discovered (or rediscovered) the chylous vessels, and studied systematically the significance of these vascular structures.
He was born in Cremona, when that city was under Spanish rule, and became professor of anatomy and surgery at the university of Pavia. He later practised medicine in Milan, where he died. He is buried close to Porta Venezia.
A "liceo" bears his name in Cremona.
- Premuda, Loris (1970). "Aselli, Gaspare". Dictionary of Scientific Biography 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 315–316. ISBN 0-684-10114-9.
- Stirling, William; Banting, Frederick Grant. Some apostles of physiology: being an account of their lives and labours, labours that have contributed to the advancement of the healing, p. 13
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