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Edoardo Porro

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Edoardo Porro (1842–1902) was an Italian obstetrician and gynaecologist, mainly known for developing Porro’s operation, surgical procedure precursor of the modern Caesarean section. Biography Early life Edoardo Porro was born in Padua on September 13, 1842 from Anna Maria Cassola and his father Giovanni who had been transferred there as a Land Registry engineer, and he died in Milan on July 18, 1902. He was raised in Milan where he went to “Ginnasio Liceale dell' Arcidiocesi” and he enrolled in 1860 in medical school at the University of Pavia, where medical luminaries were teaching. Porro went through his university years without being a student of any particular merit; in fact he barely passed the exam of Human Anatomy, which constitutes the basic foundation of a surgeon, scoring only eighteen over thirty. He obtained his M. D. in August 1865 at the University of Pavia, at the age of twenty-three. Military se
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