La clinica operativa [The operating clinic].

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Creator

Edoardo Bassini

Title

La clinica operativa [The operating clinic].

Publisher

Sordo-Muti

Date

1878

Coverage

Genoa

Description

Edoardo Bassini was an Italian surgeon during the latter half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Like most military surgeons, he was a member of the Italian unification movement. During the war he was injured and taken prisoner. After his release and recovery, he traveled through Europe, where he studied under great European surgeons and doctors of that time including Billroth, von Langenbeck, and Lister, honing his skills. He is most well known for his description of hernia repair and is also credited for the use of eucalyptus and carbolic acid in the post-operative care of surgical patients. In this work, Bassini discusses and describes both the medical and surgical treatment of various diseases and afflictions.