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Camillo Golgi - bibliography

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Italian physician and histologist/cytologist, born July 7, 1843, Corteno (now Corteno Golgi); died January 21, 1926, Pavia.


  • [On the structure of the brain grey matter].
    Gazzetta Medica Italiana lombarda, 1873, 6: 244-246.
  • Sulla fina struttura dei bulbi olfattorii. 1875.
  • Sulla trasfusione del sangue nel peritoneo.. 1881.
  • Studii sulla fina anatomia degli organi centrali del sistema nervoso.
    Prize-winning, Milano, 1886.
  • Studii sulla fina anatomia degli organi centrali del sistema nervoso.
    Milano, U. Hoepli, 1886.
    First published as a series of papers in Riv sper Freniat, 1882-1885. Chiefly known from the German translation, Untersuchungen über den feineren Bau des centralen und peripherischen Nervensystems (1894).
  • Sull' infezione malarica.
    Archivio per le scienze mediche, Torino,1886, 10: 109-135.
    Description of the development of the parasite of quartan malaria. Golgi differentiated the tertian and quartan parasites by the periods of their respective developments.
  • Sul ciclo evolutivo dei parassiti malarica nella febbre terzana.
    Archivio per le scienze mediche, Torino, 1889, 13: 173-196.
    Golgi showed that the parasite of quartan differs from that of tertian malaria fever. English translation in Benjamin Harrison Kean (1912–), K. E. Mott, and A. J. Russell: Tropical medicine and parasitology: classic investigations. 1 volume in 2. Ithaca, London, Cornett University Press, 1978.
  • Azione della chinina sui parasite malarici e sui corrispondente accessi febbrili.
    Gazz med Pavia, 1892, 1: 34, 79, 106.
    French translation in Archivio italiano di biologia, 1892, 17: 456-471.
  • Opera omnia. 3 volumes. Milano, Hoepli Editore, 1903. The fourth volume was edited by Golgi's co-workers (L. Sala, E. Veratti, G. Sala) and appeared in 1929.
  • Paolo Mazzarello
    The Hidden Structure : A Scientific Biography of Camillo Golgi.
    Translated by H. A. Buchtel and Aldo Badiani.
  • Paolo Mazzarello:
    La struttura nascosta : la vita di Camillo Golgi.

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