Leonardo Botallo, De Via Sanguinis

MariaCarla Gadebusch Bondio


This article deals with the work of the seventeenth century anatomist Cecilio Folli who, between 1639 and 1645, republished a treatise by L. Botallo on the foramen ovale. Both Folli and Botallo, following Aristotelian philosophy, advocated the thesis that this anatomical structure did not disappear in adults.


Key words: Leonardo Botallo - De Via Sanguinis - Blood History

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