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Do You Know?

Who is this Italian physician, considered to be the father of microscopic anatomy?

(Hint: He discovered renal glomeruli and splenic lymphoid follicles, both of which still carry his name.)

A. Lorenzo Bellini
B. Gabrielle Falloppio
C. Marcello Malpighi
D. Giovanni Battista Morgagni

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Answer:  D. Marcello Malpighi

Malpighi (1628–1694) used microcopy to study human tissues and is thus regarded as the father of microscopic anatomy. He discovered renal glomeruli and splenic lymphoid follicles, both of which are still known as Malpighian corpuscles.

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Ivan Damjanov

Ivan Damjanov is Professor Emeritus of Pathology at the University of Kansas, Kansas City, USA.

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