Colombo, Matteo Realdo

[Matteao Realdo Colombo] (1516-1559) Anatomist and discoverer of the pulmonary circulation, born Cremona, Italy; died Rome, Italy. He taught at Padua, Pisa, and the Pontifical University of Rome, where he wrote his celebrated work on anatomy. He was the first to use living animals to demonstrate movements of the heart and lungs.

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