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CARLO MATTEUCCI (1811-1868) Autograph Letter Signed
Name: CARLO MATTEUCCI (1811-1868) Autograph Letter Signed
Stock Status: Sold


CARLO MATTEUCCI Autograph Letter Signed.

Italian physicist and pioneer of the study of bioelectricity.
ALS. 1p. Corliano. 26th November. No year. To "My Dear Sir".
"Having heard that you are still at Pisa, I hope you will give me the pleasure of dining with me today at 2 o'clock."
8vo. Approx 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Old creases. Some browning. Laid down on part of an old album leaf. Good.
Carlo Matteucci was professor of physics at the University of Pisa. He is best known for his research into bioelectricity and the ability of biological tissues to generate direct electrical currents. His work influenced Emil du Bois Reymond and led to the discovery of the nerve's action potential, for which Carlo Matteucci was awarded the Copley Medal of the Royal Society.

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