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Register of materials re: Angelo Mosso, 1906-1907, 1910, 1937, 1981-1983
MSS 83-4  
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Description
Publications, tearsheet and a photographic print relating to physiologist Angelo Mosso, plus correspondence between Drs. Kellogg and Foà regarding the latter's donation of these materials to UCSF.
Background
Piero Pio Foà was born in Turin, Italy, on April 13, 1911. Prior to his birth, his father, Carlo, who had been a student of Angelo Mosso, recorded and published the world's first fetal electrocardiogram (that of Piero Foà). Born in Turin, Italy in 1846, Mosso received an M.D. from the University of Turin in 1870. He did further work at Florence and Leipzig. Returning to Turin, he became professor of pharmacology (1875) and professor of physiology (1879). Under him, Turin became an extremely active center for research in experimental physiology and biology. He pursued two main lines of research: the analysis of motor functions and the relationship between physiological and psychic phenomena. He perfected the plethysmograph, which measured slow changes in the volume of the blood vessels. When bad health forced him to give up his physiological studies in 1904, Mosso devoted his energies to archaeological research. He acquired as great fame in archaeology as he had in physiology, conducting studies in the Roman Forum, Crete and Southern Italy. Angelo Mosso died in Turin in 1910.
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Collection is open for research.