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Francesco Fede

Born 1832
Died 1913

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Italian paediatrician, born February 16, 1832, Petrella Tifernina; died February 10, 1913.

Biography of Francesco Fede

Francesco Fede studied medicine in Napoli and then worked at the physiological institute under Giuseppe Albini (1860-1885), while also teaching embryology. A large number of his works stems from this time. Besides his normal employment he was also physician to the Nosocomia degli incurabili and taught medical pathologie and clinics. He then changed to paediatrics and in 1892 became professor of this discipline in Napoli.

Fede's works on anaemia splenica infantilis, nephritis, Parrot’s disease, rachitis, etc. are fundamental. In 1893 he founded the journal La Pediatria, which was to gain a leading role in Italian paediatrics.

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