Napoli : Tipografia Angelo Trani , 1888.
Description : [1 l.] frontis. pl., [3 l.] p., -69 p., [16 l.] pl. ; ill.: 2 phots., 17 in-text figs., 16 liths. ; 32 cm.
Photographs : composite collotype printed on leaf, two oval head shots of clinical subjects.
Photographer : Fototipia Biondi–Napoli [in the negative].
Subject : Cerebral vessels — Physiology ; pathology.
The sixteen lithograph plates are pulsatile recordings, taken with an Angelo Mosso plethysmograph and an Etienne-Jules Marey sphygmograph, modified by the authors for this study. The instruments were fitted to the denuded cerebra of two otherwise healthy male subjects, Francesco Margherita, a 24 year-old mine worker who was knocked off a cliff by an explosive charge, and Giuseppe Gisonda, a 12 year-old boy whose necrotising head wound was caused by a 2 pound clock weight falling from a height of three stories. Concurrent with this study and using the same two subjects, Rummo and Ferrannini researched nocturnal/diurnal brain movements (1879), and the physiology of sleep, published in a paper titled, "La circulation du sang dans le cerveau de l'homme pendant le sommeil" (1891).