Giuseppe Moscati's bust in Avellino

Giuseppe Moscati's bust is located at the main entrance of the "A. O. San Giuseppe Moscati" in Avellino (Contrada Amoretta). At one side of the bust it is possible to see the sculptor's name and a plaque is applied on the pedestal, which praises his medical and religious arts. The bust was realized in 1975 by E. Bianchino and it was donated to the hospital in 1976 by the group of Marian prayer "Beato Giuseppe Moscati". The saint's bust was placed on 16 November 1976, on the first anniversary of Giuseppe Moscati's beatification by Pope Paul VI.1

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The artist's signature

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The plaque applied on the pedestal. The inscription reads as follow: "AL PROF. / GIUSEPPE / MOSCATI / CHE / FINO AL 12 APRILE 1927 / VISSE / NELL'ARDENTE FEDE / DI CRISTO / PER LA SCIENZA E / I MALATI / E / IL 16 NOVEMBRE 1975 / ASSURGEVA / ALLA GLORIA DELL'ALTARE".

  • Photos, main text and page layout by Gennaro Giovine moc.liamg|enivoigoranneg#| and Mattia Iuliano moc.liamg|ittamiliba#| (January 2016), courtesy of the "A. O. San Giuseppe Moscati - Avellino"
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Bibliography

  • Fulvio Sellitto, Andrea Massaro, Sandro Strumia, Roberto Ziccardi. "Medicina e sanità in Irpinia", IGF Publishing Editore, Napoli 2014
  • A.Jelardi, Giuseppe Moscati e la scuola medica sannita del Novecento, Edizioni Realtà Sannita, Benevento 2004, pp. 303

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