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Ferdinando Micheli

Born  1872
Died  1936

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Italian clinician, born January 12, 1872, Carrara; died 1936.

Biography of Ferdinando Micheli

Ferdinando Micheli was a student of Camillo Bozzolo (1845-1920) in Torino and received his doctorate in 1895. He then received further education under Edmund von Neusser (1852-1912) and Anton Weichselbaum (1845-1920) at Vienna. He was assistant, later aiuto at the medical clinic in Torino, where he was habilitated in 1907. In 1912 he assumed the chair of medical pathology at Siena, 1917 in Florence, and 1921 the chair of clinical medicine at Torino, where he was also director of the university medical clinic. His work concerns pernicious anaemia, haemolytic icterus, paroxysmal haemoglobinuria, encephalitis epidemica, immunity problems in tuberculosis, endocarditis lenta, renal diabetes, etc. He rapidly gained international recognition for his work on congenital haemolytical anaemias and his advocation of splenectomy.


  • Le splenomegalie primitive. With Camillo Bozzolo. Torino, 1910.
  • Lezioni di clinica medica. Torino, 1927.
  • L'uso di sieri di convalescenti. La Ricerca Scientifica, 1933, 1: 350.

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