Carlo Martinotti: l'autentico scopritore delle cellule del Martinotti.

Translated title of the contribution: Carlo Martinotti: the real discoverer of Martinotti's cells

P. Scarani, S. Neroni, F. Giangaspero, G. F. Orcioni, V. Eusebi

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The cells of Martinotti are unique neurons of the cerebral cortex with ascending axons. Giovanni Martinotti (1857-1928), professor of anatomic pathology at the University of Bologna, has been claimed to be the discoverer of such cells. Nevertheless, no papers specifically concerning neuroanatomy have been found in his curriculum. The authors have been able to establish that Carlo Martinotti (1859-1918), a pupil of Camillo Golgi (1843-1926) was the legitimate discoverer of the nerve cells carrying his own name.

Translated title of the contributionCarlo Martinotti: the real discoverer of Martinotti's cells
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)506-510
Number of pages5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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