Giuseppina Cattani

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Giuseppina Cattani was a famous doctor and researcher, and it was she who discovered antitetanus serum together with Prof. Guido Tizzoni from the University of Bologna.

She was one of the first women to obtain a degree and become a professor, she also worked at the hospital of Imola from 1897, as coroner. She was deeply involved in social causes and an ardent follower of Andrea Costa. She died in Imola of cancer from  the radiations to which she was exposed to for her research.


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