The cells of Martinotti are unique neurons of the cerebral cortex with ascending axons. Giovanni Martinotti (1857-1928), professor of anatomic pathology at the University of Bologna, has been claimed to be the discoverer of such cells. Nevertheless, no papers specifically concerning neuroanatomy have been found in his curriculum. The authors have been able to establish that Carlo Martinotti (1859-1918), a pupil of Camillo Golgi (1843-1926) was the legitimate discoverer of the nerve cells carrying his own name.
|Translated title of the contribution||Carlo Martinotti: the real discoverer of Martinotti's cells|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine