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October 22, 1960


Author Affiliations

Della Università Di Padova Padua, Italy.

JAMA. 1960;174(8):1134. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030080196024

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To the Editor:—  In The Journal, March 26, page 1393, there is an interesting article about Padua. I would like to correct a few mistakes that I noticed in it.About Pietro d'Abano, the author says: "No Via d'Abano commemorates him..." Actually, since 1933 there has been a Via Pietro d'Abano in Padua. Later on, about Harvey, the writer complains that "William Harvey, the most famous man ever to have studied at the University of Padua, had been neglected by the Senatus Populusque Padovensis when they assigned street names after illustrious residents." Senatus Populusque Padovensis (sic)— let us say Patavinus—assigned in 1954 the name of William Harvey to a street; in fact, we find in "Padua Street Guide, 1958," "Via Guglielmo Harvey (D. 1954) inglese, scolaro della nostra Università. Scopritore della circolazione del sangue ( 1578-1657)."

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