Vittorio Marchi

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Vittorio Marchi (1851-1908)

Vittorio Marchi (30 May 1851, Novellara – 12 May 1908, Iesi) was an Italian neurologist and histologist.

He studied pharmaceutical chemistry and medicine at the University of Modena, earning his doctorate in 1882.[1] He was head of the histology laboratory at the psychiatric hospital of Reggio Emilia, and later director of the primary medical hospital in Iesi.[2]

He was the creator of a popular osmium-based staining method ("Marchi stain") for the demonstration of degenerating nerve fibers.[3][4] In the late 1890s, he was a pioneer of meningioma surgery.[4]

Additional eponyms[edit]

Selected writings[edit]

  • Nota preventiva sulla fina anatomia dei corpi striati. Communicata all'Academia di Medicina di Torino, 1883 - Nota preventiva on fine anatomy of the corpus striatum. Communication of the Academy of Medicine of Turin.
  • Sulle degenerazioni discendenti consecutive a lesioni sperimentali in diverse zone della corteccia cerebrale. (with Giovanni Algeri), 1888 - On degenerative descending consecutive lesions of the cerebral cortex.
  • Sull' origine e decorso dei peduncoli cerebellari e sui loro rapporti cogli altri centri nervosi, 1891 - The origin and paths of cerebellar peduncles and their relationships with other nerve centers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vittorio Marchi in Dizionario Biografico – Treccani (biography)
  2. ^ Treccani.it Vittorio Marchi nell'Enciclopedia Treccani
  3. ^ a b Medical Dictionary - The Free Dictionary (definition of eponyms)
  4. ^ a b Talamonti G, D'Aliberti G, Debernardi A, Innocenti G (November 2013). "Vittorio Marchi, MD (1851-1908): an unsung pioneer of neuroscience". Neurosurgery. 73 (5): 887–93; discussion 893. doi:10.1227/NEU.0000000000000003. PMID 23728450. 
  5. ^ OCLC WorldCat (publications)