Giovanni Battista Della Porta’s (1535?-1615) study on ocular anatomy

Konstantinos Laios, Marilita M. Moschos, George Androutsos

Abstract


Giovanni Battista Della Porta (1535?-1615) was a polymath who dealt with many scientific fields. Among his studies very important are those concerning optics and the physiology of vision. Due to his interest in optics it was inevitable to deal also with ocular anatomy. His anatomical description of the eye gives us a lot of information about the development of the knowledge concerning ocular anatomy of his time.


Keywords


Giovanni Battista Della Porta; ocular anatomy; Galen; Andreas Vesalius; Georg Bartisch; eye.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/IJAE-20929



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