Ruggero Oddi was born of a modest family in the small town of Perugia, Italy, in 1866.
While still a young medical student, he identified the sphincter and in addition characterized its physiological properties.
At the early age of 29 years, he was appointed as the director of the Physiological Institute at Genoa, but a dalliance with drugs and fiscal improprieties resulted in his being relieved of this eminent position in Italian Physiology.
He subsequently sought employment as a physician in the Belgian colonial medical service and briefly spent time in the Congo.
The deterioration of his physical status and his use of Vitaline, a homeopathic preparation, led to the demise of his medical career.
For reasons that are unclear, he then traveled to Africa where he died in Tunisia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sphincter Oddi, Appareil digestif, Homme, Oddi
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Oddi sphincter, Digestive system, Human
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Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199501.