Save

Eye, Mind, Hand: Filippo Pacini’s Microscopy

In: Nuncius
Author:
Claudio Pogliano Department of Civilizations and Forms of Knowledge, University of Pisa, Italy, c.pogliano@museogalileo.it

Search for other papers by Claudio Pogliano in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Download Citation Get Permissions

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institution

Purchase

Buy instant access (PDF download and unlimited online access):

$40.00

Filippo Pacini (1812-1883) remained throughout his life a somewhat isolated researcher, constantly struggling against obstacles of all kinds – and hindered by his own difficult character – but a solemn celebration was held post mortem in his honor. At that time his many merits were praised by a number of distinguished colleagues, and his reputation was redeemed. This essay will attempt to show how his work as an anatomist and microscopist was always based on the primacy of the visual, which enabled him to identify specific entities – such as the tactile corpuscles and the Vibrio cholerae bacterium – and divine their essential significance.

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 721 100 6
Full Text Views 219 13 1
PDF Views & Downloads 42 5 2