Edoardo Bassini

Surgeon

1844 – 1924

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Who was Edoardo Bassini?

Edoardo Bassini was an Italian surgeon born in Pavia.

In 1866 he received his medical degree from the University of Pavia, and afterwards joined the Italian Unification movement as an infantry soldier under Giuseppe Garibaldi. In 1867 he was seriously wounded and taken prisoner. Following his release and recovery, he traveled throughout Europe, furthering his medical studies. He learned surgical procedures in Vienna under Theodor Billroth, in Berlin under Bernhard von Langenbeck, and in Munich with Johann Nepomuk von Nussbaum. He also visited London, where he met with Thomas Spencer Wells and Joseph Lister.

Afterwards, he was in charge of the surgical department at the hospital La Spezia, and in 1878 became a lecturer in surgery at Parma. In 1882 he became head of surgical pathology at the University of Padua, where he later succeeded Tito Vanzetti as the chair of clinical surgery.

Bassini is remembered for his operative techniques involving inguinal hernia repair. In 1884 he introduced a surgical procedure that allowed for reconstruction of the inguinal canal and restoration of the patient's anatomy following removal of the hernial sac.

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Born
Apr 14, 1844
Pavia
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • University of Pavia
    Medicine
Lived in
  • Pavia
Died
Jul 19, 1924
Padua

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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