Accademia Lancisiana's library

The library of the Accademia Lancisiana (which must not be confused with Biblioteca Lancisiana) is located in the first room following the hall of the Academy in Rome (Borgo Santo Spirito Street). In the library there are books which date back to the XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX and XX centuries. Most of this collection of books belonged to Antonio Biagi, chief physician at Hospital Santa Maria della Consolazione. He bequeathed to the above-mentioned hospital his collection of books and a small income to engage a librarian and buy further textbooks. When the hospital stopped its activity, Accademia Lancisiana got the whole collection of books. Inside the Accademia the member of Parliament Pietro Pericoli wanted the realization of the wonderful woodwork library and the busts of ten great physicians of the past: Hippocrates, Claudius Galen, Andreas Vesalius, Gabriele Falloppio, Marcello Malpighi, Antonio Maria Valsalva, Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Gaspare Aselli, Andrea Cesalpino and Girolamo Fabrizi d'Acquapendente.

The library of Accademia Lancisiana

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The most ancient book in the library of Accademia Lancisiana. It’s a medicine text-book which dates back to 1521.

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Hippocrates's bust

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Claudius Galen's bust

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Andreas Vesalius's bust

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Gabriele Falloppio's bust

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Marcello Malpighi's bust

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Antonio Maria Valsalva's bust

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Giovanni Battista Morgagni's bust

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Gaspare Aselli's bust

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Andrea Cesalpino's bust

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Girolamo Fabrizi d'Acquapendente's bust

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  • Photos by Alfonso Maria Di Tommaso ti.orebil|mosnoflatd#| (December 2013), courtesy of Accademia Lancisiana.

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The informations for this page were retrieved from the Accademia Lancisiana's official website, realised by Chiara Abruzzini


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