Lucia Galeazzi Galvani

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Lucia Galeazzi Galvani (3 June 1743, in Bologna – 1788) was an Italian scientist.

She was the daughter of anatomist Domenico Gusmano Galeazzi and Paola Mini. In 1762 she married the doctor Luigi Galvani, a professor at the University of Bologna from 1775. In 1772, the couple moved to their own home at Galeazzi, where her spouse established a laboratory for the studies of the reflexes of the animal anatomy. Lucia Galeazzi Galvani was active as the assistant in the experiments; the couple also collaborated with Antonio Muzzi. Galeazzi Galvani was active as the medical assistant of her husband in his work as a surgeon and obstetrician. She additionally edited her husband´s medical texts. She died of asthma.


  • Galeazzi Galvani Lucia (Italian)
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