Biography of Luciano Armanni
Luciano Armani studied in Naples and was conferred doctor of medicine in 1861, then worked as assistant to Luigi Amabile (died 1892) and his successor Schroen. He began teaching pathological histology in 1868, and from 1887 to his death in 1903 he was professor of this discipline in Naples. He was the founder and director of the institute of pathological anatomy at the Ospedale Incurabili. Besides his work he contributed to the hospital system in Italy.
His most important works are on the changes of the liver in phosphorous poisoning and in syphilis, on affection of the kidneys in diabetes (lesione di Armani), on angiomas, carcinomas, and sarcomas. In 1872 he delivered the first experimental demonstration of the specificity and virulence of the tuberculous cheesy masses (Moviemento 1872, vol. 4, pp 233, 250). With Oreste he conducted detailed bacteriological studies on buffalo disease (Archives Italiennes de biologie, Pisa, 1887, 9: 41). He translated Ernst Ziegler's (1849-1905) book on pathological anatomy, and was the publisher of Rassegna della letteratura medica italiana contemporanea.