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      Bartolomeo Eustachio: A Pioneer in Morphological Studies of the Kidney

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      American Journal of Nephrology

      S. Karger AG

      Eustachio, Kidney morphology, Anatomy, 16th century medicine

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          The morphological structure of the kidney only started being seriously investigated and truly understood in the 16th century, thanks mainly to Bartolomeo Eustachio. In his De Renibus, in fact, he painstakingly described the size, consistency, location and variations of the kidney, to which modern understanding can add very little. In describing the renal parenchyma he stated that it is made up of an external and an internal substance, and recognized the central role of the renal arteries in the excretory function of the kidneys. He made observations regarding the presence of extremely fine arteries that filter urine, the nature and function of the renal tubules and the columns of external substance that protrude between the papillae. There can be no doubt that Eustachio’s remarkable achievements made him a pioneer in morphological studies of the kidney.

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          Journal
          AJN
          Am J Nephrol
          10.1159/issn.0250-8095
          American Journal of Nephrology
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-6855-5
          978-3-318-00128-0
          0250-8095
          1421-9670
          1999
          April 1999
          23 April 1999
          : 19
          : 2
          : 193-198
          Affiliations
          Institute of Normal Human Anatomy, Medical School, II University of Naples, Italy
          Article
          13451 Am J Nephrol 1999;19:193–198
          10.1159/000013451
          10213819
          © 1999 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 6, References: 12, Pages: 6
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          Categories
          Contributions of Padua to Nephrology (Dedicated to Arturo Borsatti)

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Kidney morphology, 16th century medicine, Eustachio, Anatomy

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