Morgagni, Giovanni Battista (1682–1771)
Giovanni Morgagni was an Italian anatomist and professor at the University of Padua, whose Of
the Seats and Causes of Diseases as Investigated by Anatomy (1761)
established him as the father of anatomical pathological (also called morbid
anatomy). Among his many observations was that perforation of a coronary
artery on the outer surface of the heart might cause hemorrhage into
the pericardial sac with consequent compression and arrest of the heart.
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