Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729-1799) was a father of modern biology, with peculiar traits such as a multidisciplinary approach and penchant for scientific dissemination. Spallanzani consistently contributed to modern reproductive medicine by implementing experimental methods for the first historically successful artificial insemination. Nevertheless, he participated in discoveries pertaining to blood circulation, digestion, and respiration. Widely known in Europe in the eighteenth century, his fame prolonged to the following century, not exclusively through scientific acknowledgments, but even in literature. Nowadays, the figure of Spallanzani experience a kind of neglect and it would appear essential to maintain his work in the light of the history of medicine

Lazzaro Spallanzani: Pioneer of artificial insemination, multidisciplinary research, and scientific dissemination.

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2022

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Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729-1799) was a father of modern biology, with peculiar traits such as a multidisciplinary approach and penchant for scientific dissemination. Spallanzani consistently contributed to modern reproductive medicine by implementing experimental methods for the first historically successful artificial insemination. Nevertheless, he participated in discoveries pertaining to blood circulation, digestion, and respiration. Widely known in Europe in the eighteenth century, his fame prolonged to the following century, not exclusively through scientific acknowledgments, but even in literature. Nowadays, the figure of Spallanzani experience a kind of neglect and it would appear essential to maintain his work in the light of the history of medicine
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Lazzaro Spallanzani; biology; history of medicine; artificial insemination; artificial fecundation; assisted reproductive medicine; in vitro fertilisation
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