BOTALLO, Leonardo (BOTALLUS)
Paris: apud B. Turrisanum, 1564.
Summer catarrh (hay fever) first described. Partial English translation in No. 2241.
Lyon: D & A., à Gassbeeck, 1660.
“Botallo’s duct”, the ductus arteriosus; “Botallo’s foramen”, the foramen ovale interauriculare; and “Botallo’s ligament”, the ligamentum arteriosum, are described in this work. However two of these traditional attributions of discovery should more accurately be called independent rediscovery since Botallo’s duct had been mentioned in the 2nd century by Galen. More recently Falloppio had mentioned the ductus arteriosus in 1561 and Vesalius had mentioned both the ductus arteriosus and the foramen ovale in 1561.
Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY › Anatomy of the Heart & Circulatory System, Collected Works: Opera Omnia