Galeazzi, Ricardo

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Galeazzi, Ricardo Gender: M
born on 18 August 1866 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Turin, Italy, 45n03, 7e40
Timezone LMT m7e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 25°10' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 25°16 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 20°06'


Italian orthopaedic surgeon remembered for describing the Galeazzi fracture. The Galeazzi test is also named after him.

He was director of the orthopaedic clinic at the University of Milan for thirty-five years. He was known for his work on congenital hip dislocation, scoliosis, skeletal tuberculosis and juvenile osteochondritis, and contributed to the pathological understanding of osteitis fibrosa cystica and achondroplasia.

He described the fracture that bears his name in 1934, publishing his experience of 18 cases, although the injury pattern had been described previously by Sir Astley Cooper in 1842.

He also directed the Archivio di Ortopedia, the oldest journal devoted to orthopaedic surgery, for thirty five years.

He died on 25 February 1952 in Milan, aged 85.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon (Orthopaedic)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Galeazzi fracture")