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Scarpa, Antonio
Anatomicae disquisitiones de auditu et olfactu. Edito altera auctior.
Milano, Galeati, 1794, Folio, (19); 101, (1) pp., mit 16 Kupfertafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit; fleckig. Antonio Scarpa (1752-18) "made important researches concerning the auditory and olfactory apparatus, birds, reptiles, and man," further he is know in otology for Scarpa's liquor, the fluid in the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear and Scarpa's hiatus, the semi lunar opening of the tip of the cochlear canal where the scala tympani and scala vestibuli unite. "This work "ensures Scarpa's renown for discovering the membranous labyrinth. It was to be a keystone of otological research. Most of Scarpa's findings are still valid today. Only by means of the improved methods of preparation known to our century have some new details been added to Scarpa's examinations. The great results of Scarpa's studies in otological anatomy derive from his interest in comparative anatomy. Through the examination of lower animals who lacked some or all other parts of the human organ of hearing, Scarpa reached conclusions that led him to the discovery of the membranous labyrinth in man. Scarpa's findings are completely original, experiencing only very slight supplementation later. Valsalva's 'zonae sonorae' and Cotugno's 'neural tissue partition', both based on inadequate methods of examination, were discarded. The fine detail of Scarpa's description of the cochlea surpasses that of Cotugno. His measurement data regarding the cochlea and his description of the canals in the modiolus are especially excellent" Politzer Scrapa, a brilliant artist as well as a brilliant anatomist, was trained in … [Click Below for Full Description]
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