Paolo Mantegazza

Paolo Mantegazza was SexDoc, AnthropologyDoc, PoliticDoc and WriterDoc

Paolo Mantegazza (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːolo manteˈɡattsa]; 31 October 1831 – 28 August 1910) was a prominent Italian neurologist, physiologist, and anthropologist, noted for his experimental investigation of coca leaves into its effects on the human psyche. He was also an author of fiction.

He was one of the pioneers of Sexual Medicine publishing works like “Fisiologia del piacere“ (Physiology of lust, 1854), „Fisiologia dell’amore“ (Physiology of Love, 1873), „Igiene dell’ amore“ (Hygienics of Love, 1877), „Gli amori degli uomini – Saggio di una etnologia dell’amore“ (Loving of Men – Samples of a Love Ethnology, 1886) und „Fisiologia della donna“ (Physiology of the Woman, 1893).

Hhis famous book “Physiology of Lust | Sein berühmtes Buch “Physiologie der Lust”

Mantegazza was born at Monza on October 31, 1831. After spending his student-days at the universities of Pisa and Milan, he gained his M.D. degree at Pavia in 1854. After travelling in Europe, India and the Americas, he practised as a doctor in the Argentine Republic and Paraguay. Returning to Italy in 1858 he was appointed surgeon at Milan Hospital, in Milan, and professor of general pathology at Pavia. In 1870 he was nominated professor of anthropology at the Instituto di Studi Superiori, Florence. Here he founded the first Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology in Italy, and later the Italian Anthropological Society. From 1865 to 1876 he was deputy for Monza in the Italian parliament, subsequently being elected to the senate. He became the object of bitter attacks on the ground of the extent to which he carried the practice of vivisection.

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