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Luigi Luciani - bibliography

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Italian physiologist, born November 23, 1840, Ascoli Piceno; died June 23, 1919, Rome.


  • Vom vergleichenden organischen Pastizismus.
    Luciani’s first paper, presented to his teacher Giovanni Francheschi in 1864, when Luciani was a second year medical student.
  • Dell' attività della diastole cardiaca
    [On the Activity of Cardiac Diastole]. Bologna, 1871-1874.
  • Eine periodische Function des isolirten Froschherzens.
    [On the Periodic Function of the Isolated Frog Heart]
    Berichte über die Verhandlungen der königlichen sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig; mathematisch-physische Klasse, 1873, 25: 11.
  • Delle oscillazioni della pressione intratoracica e intraaddominale.
    Archivo per le scienze mediche, 1877.
  • Sulla patogenesi dell' epilessia.
    Rivista sperimentale di freniatria e di medicina legale in relazione con l'antropologia e le scienze giurdiche e sociali, Reggio Emilia, 1878 (1879?): 4: 617-646.
  • Sui centri psicomotori corticali sui centri psicosensori corticali.
    With Augusto Tamburini.
    Rivista sperimentale di freniatria e di medicina legale in relazione con l'antropologia e le scienze giurdiche e sociali, Reggio Emilia, 1878-1879, 5: 1-76.
  • Le localizzazioni funzionali del cervello. With G. Seppilli. Napoli, 1885.
    German translation by Moritz O. Fraenkel:
  • Die Functions-Localization auf der Grosshirnrinde. Leipzig, 1886.
  • Fisiologia del digiuno : studi sull’uomo. Firenze, Sucessori Le Monnier, 1889.
    German translation by Moritz O. Fraenkel:
  • Das Hunger: Studien und Experimente am Menschen. With an introduction by Jacob Moleschott. Hamburg : Leopold Voss, 1890. 230 pages.
    Luciani distinguished three stages of starvation in man - hunger, physiological inanition, and pathological inanition.
  • Il cervelletto. Nuovi studi di fisiologia normale e patologica.
    Firenze, Le Monnier, 1891.
    German translation by Moritz O. Fraenkel:
  • Das Kleinhirn : neue Studien zur normalen und pathologischen Physiologie. Leipzig : Eduard Bosold (Arthur Georgi) 1893. 290 pages.
    Luciani succeeded in keeping dogs alive after total extirpation of the cerebellum, and initiated the modern study of cerebellar function.
  • Fisiologia dell’uomo. 3 volumes. Milano, Società edit. libraria, 1901-1911.
    5th edition in 5 volumes, 1919-1921, translated into German, English, and Spanish.
    English translation by Francis Alice Welby, with a preface by John Newport Langley (1852-1925). Edited by Marie Camis, Gordon Morgan Holmes (1876-1965), and Marcus Seymour Pembrey (1868-1934):
  • Human Physiology. London : Macmillan and co., 1911-1921.
    German edition by Silvestro Baglioni (1867-1957) and Hans Winterstein (1879-1963), with an introduction by Max Verworn (1862-1921):
  • Physiologie des Menschen. 4 volumes, Jena : Fischer, 1905-1914.
  • Human Physiology: Circulation and Respiration.
    Volume 1. London: Macmillan and Company, 1911:287–304.
  • Obituary of Luigi Luciani. The British Medical Journal, London, 1919, 2:400–401.
  • Cenni autobiografici [Autobiographical notes].
    Archivio di fisiologia, 1921: 19:319–349. Bibliography in Ergebnisse der Physiologie, 1920, 18: XIV.
  • B. Zanobio, G. Porta:
    Luigi Luciani. In: Charles Coulston Gillispie, Editor in chief: Dictionary of Scientific Biographies, volume 8. Charles Scribner’s Sons. New York, 1973. Pages 535–536.
  • W. B. Youmans:
    Luciani’s support of Cesalpius as discoverer of circulation of the blood.
    Pharos. 1997, 60: 16–20.

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