Giuseppe Pasta (1742-1823): protophysician and pioneer of psychological studies in the medical field.

Carlo Alfredo Clerici, Laura Veneroni, Marco Poli

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Abstract

Giuseppe Pasta was a pioneer of psychological support in physical disease. Born in Bergamo, Italy, he was a cousin of the physician Andrea Pasta who was a pupil of Giovanni Battista Morgagni. Giuseppe's cultural and clinical resources were the teachings of Francesco Redi's medical school in Tuscany. This paper discusses the courage and philosophical tolerance of disease and the etiquette of the physician.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medical Biography
Volume17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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