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Andrea Verga (1811–1895)

Andrea Verga (1811–1895) JON 2031 1115_1116_Zago_JON_2031 09.08.2006 8:37 Uhr Seite 1115 J Neurol (2006) 253 : 1115–1116 DOI 10.1007/s00415-006-0031-4 PIONEERS IN NEUROLOGY Stefano Zago Chiara Randazzo Andrea Verga is not a famous name In the early stages of his career he in the field of neuroscience but he contracted a severe eye infection did nevertheless contribute to this and as a consequence lost the sight field with important anatomical ob- of one eye. Through Panizza’s en- servations and psychiatric studies. couragement he did not carry out Verga produced experimental evi- his plan to leave medical practice dence for a ventricular formation and academic research. In 1848 he that now carries his name, the moved to Milan and started his ca- cavum Vergae, an inconstant space reer in the treatment of mental ill- between the corpus callosum and ness by assuming the directorship the underlying commissura forni- of the Senavra asylum and in 1852 cis. He also recognised the superior he was appointed director of the Os- fronto-parietal fissure parallel to pedale Maggiore of Milan [4]. the interhemispheric fissure, some- In that psychiatric institution he times named Verga’s fissure. He also continued his anatomical work, as made various attempts to outline Golgi would http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Neurology Springer Journals

Andrea Verga (1811–1895)

Journal of Neurology , Volume 253 (8) – Jan 1, 2006

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Neurosciences; Neuroradiology; Neurology
ISSN
0340-5354
eISSN
1432-1459
DOI
10.1007/s00415-006-0031-4
pmid
16998662
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Abstract

JON 2031 1115_1116_Zago_JON_2031 09.08.2006 8:37 Uhr Seite 1115 J Neurol (2006) 253 : 1115–1116 DOI 10.1007/s00415-006-0031-4 PIONEERS IN NEUROLOGY Stefano Zago Chiara Randazzo Andrea Verga is not a famous name In the early stages of his career he in the field of neuroscience but he contracted a severe eye infection did nevertheless contribute to this and as a consequence lost the sight field with important anatomical ob- of one eye. Through Panizza’s en- servations and psychiatric studies. couragement he did not carry out Verga produced experimental evi- his plan to leave medical practice dence for a ventricular formation and academic research. In 1848 he that now carries his name, the moved to Milan and started his ca- cavum Vergae, an inconstant space reer in the treatment of mental ill- between the corpus callosum and ness by assuming the directorship the underlying commissura forni- of the Senavra asylum and in 1852 cis. He also recognised the superior he was appointed director of the Os- fronto-parietal fissure parallel to pedale Maggiore of Milan [4]. the interhemispheric fissure, some- In that psychiatric institution he times named Verga’s fissure. He also continued his anatomical work, as made various attempts to outline Golgi would

Journal

Journal of NeurologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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