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Liberato João Affonso Di Dio

Liberato João (John) Affonso (Alphonse) Di Dio, Brazilian/US anatomist (São Paulo 11 May 1920 - São Paulo 06 July 2004)
 
Son of Italian immigrants
 
 
Published 379 scientific papers and 8 books 
 
 
 
CONTRIBUTIONS 
 
First to demonstrate eminentia orbitalis with x-rays in living individuals (1942)
 
Revolutionized the study of terminal ileum in many aspects (1952)
 
Proposed obelic area concept in Conceito de "area obélica" e variações de sua morfologia no crânio humano. Bol. Mus. Nac. Rio de Janeiro. Ser. Antropol. 17:1-5, 1958.
  
Suggested and demonstrated anatomicosurgical segmentation of spleen (1958) with Antonio Zapalá and Abadio Marcos Neder
 
Described the anatomicosurgical segments of heart (1978-80) with H. Rodrigues
 
Proposed a new surgical technique, segmenctectomy of the Left Ventricule for Systematized Partial Cardiac Resection 
An anatomy-based new surgical technique: "Segmentectomy" of the Left Ventricule for Systematized Partial Cardiac Resection. Symposium on Modern Imaging of the Human Body Dissecting and Clinical Anatomy. In: XV Federative International Congress of Anatomy, Rome 1999 (with F.B. Jatene, R.S. Assad & A.D. Jatene)
 
 

Developed technique for production of artificial sphincter

With W.R. Schiller & M.C. Anderson. Production of artificial sphincter. Ablation of the longitudinal layer of the intestine. Arch. Surg. 95(3):436, 1967

With B. Zilberstein. The first artificial sphincter performed experimentally in the small intestine by videolaparoscopic surgery. ABCD Arqu. Bras. Cir. Dig. 10(3):89-90, 1995 

  
Proposed the term cecal ileum and others terms in anatomical terminology
 
 
 
HONORS
Acclaimed Twenty Century Anatomist by many medical reviews and institutions
  
 
 
MEMBERSHIP/OTHERS 
Founder, Medical University of Ohio 
President, Ohio Academy of Sciences (1979-80)
Honorary President, International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (1985-2004)
 
 
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