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J Med Biogr. 2018 Nov;26(4):220-227. doi: 10.1177/0967772016638964. Epub 2016 Mar 11.

Agostino Gemelli and the scientific study of courage in the First World War.

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1 Division of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology, St Anna Hospital, Como, Italy.
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2 Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

Abstract

Agostino Gemelli (1878-1959) is known as the founder of the Catholic University in Italy. Franciscan monk and doctor he had a central role in promoting studies on human behavior, thanks to his solid scientific training as a student of Camillo Golgi at the University of Pavia. His research activities during the years of the First World War involved studying the motivation, courage and psychological adaptation of the soldiers, engaged in trench warfare, laying the foundations of modern studies of behavior and trauma.

KEYWORDS:

First World War; Gemelli; catholic; psychology

PMID:
26968510
DOI:
10.1177/0967772016638964
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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