Giuseppe Schiantarelli (circa 1750-1836) appears to have been an ophthalmologist working in Milan, Italy. The Norton collection at the library of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, contains a Schiantarelli publication entitled “Sull’ago da cateratta e sul metodo di cura da usarsi dopo l’operazione stessa . . . Brescia: Nellia tipografia Bendiscioli, 1819.”
In Italy in 1836, a commemorative medal for the death of Schiantarelli, by the artist Giuseppe Zapparelli, was struck in bronze, 45 mm in diameter. The obverse depicts his clothed bust to the left, with an inscription below: ZAPPARELLI; within the curve around: IOSEPHVS. SCHANTELLARIVS. MEDICVS. OCVLARIVS. EXPERENTISSIMVS.