Gaetano Conte memorial tablet

In the entrance hall of the Ospedale degli Incurabili in Naples a marble tablet has been dedicated to the memory of Napolitan physician Gaetano Conte who, while working in this hospital, in 1836 - 32 years prior to Duchenne - first described two cases of pseudohypertrophic progressive muscular dystrophy in which he also found the presence of cardiac involvement1.

  • Photo by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l# | (august 2008)

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