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Luigi De Crecchio

Born 1832
Died 1894

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Italian anatomist, born September 11, 1832, Lanciano (Abruzzen), died December 1894.

Biography of Luigi De Crecchio

Luigi de Crecchio obtained his doctorate in Napoli in 1855. He became Supplementary professor in 1861, and in 1862 extraordinary professor. In 1868 he was appointed full professor of forensic medicine at the University of Napoli, remaining in this position until his death in 1894.

He was twice elected to the Italian parliament, Camera dei Deputati (Chamber of Deputies), where he was a strong advocate of the interests of medical teaching, and in particular the clinical education in Napoli.

De Crecchio supported the transfer of the clinics near the large Ospedale degli Incurabili. His main contribution, however, is probably that he established an experimental basis for the study of forensic medicine and, despite major difficulties, established an institute of forensic medicine in Napoli. The morgue of Napoli became attached to this institute.

We thank K.-D. Fischer for information submitted.

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