Giovanni Maria Lancisi

Giovanni Maria Lancisi (1654 - 1720)

Giovanni Maria Lancisi (1654 – 1720) PROFESSION.



  • Born 26 October 1654
  • Died 20 January 1720

Medical Eponyms


Key Medical Attributions

Commotio cordis (1707)

Sic olim vidimus, inflicto vehementer pugno sub cartilagine mucronata, vitae nodum ex tempore solutum; nimirum quod eo loci una conuenivnt, valideque per nerueam, ac tendineam cohaesionem iunguntur sinistrum ventriculi orificium – I once saw the knot of life instantly undone when a man received a powerful blow from a fist under the xiphoid cartilage.

Major Publications


Alternate names: Giovanni Maria Lancisi; Johannes Maria Lancisius; Jo Mariae Lancisii; Johannis Mariæ Lancisii



Commotio Cordis

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the person behind the name

Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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