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Amico Bignami - bibliography

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Italian pathologist, born April 15, 1862, Bologna; died September 8, 1919, Rome.


  • Ricerche sull’anatomia patologica delle perniciose. Rome, 1890.
  • Sulle febbre malariche estivo-automnali.
    With Ettore Marchiafava. Rome 1892. Translated into English.
  • La malaria e le zanzare. Rome, 1899.
  • La infezione malarica.
    With Ettore Marchiafava. Milano, 1902. Translated into English.
  • G. B. Grassi and A. Bignami:
    Ciclo evolutivo della semilune nell' Anopheles claviger.
    Annali di igiene sperimentale 1899, new series, 9: 258-264.
    Grassi and Bignami showed that the Plasmodium undergoes its sexual phase only in the Anopheles mosquito.

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