International Giants of Otology: Malpighi, Morgagni, Cortungo, Valsalva & Scarpa

At a time when lands and peoples were being discovered, the eighteenth century was also a great time of discovery in all areas of study, especially in Otology. The center of the world for science and technology was Europe and despite war, tyrannical monarchs, and various diseases, great strides were being made in the discovery of anatomical structures,…

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International Giants in Otology: Guichard Joseph Duverney

In 1648, Dr. John Duverney was a small community physician in Feurs, France when on August 5th, his wife Antoinette, gave birth to a son, Guichard Joseph Duverney.  The life of a Forézien physician and his family in the 17th Century was  that of  routine.  Antoinette was responsible for the daily household routine, washing clothes, food and other…

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