Umberto I - Rome

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The hospital Umberto I in Rome, dedicated eponymous Italian kings, is the university hospital of the First Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Sapienza University of Rome.

It is the second largest hospital in Italian public (with about 1200 beds), whose construction began in 1883 on the initiative of the then Minister of Education, the famous clinical Guido Baccelli, designed by Giulio Podesti and Philip laces. Construction was completed twenty years later, and the inauguration was attended by the Rector of the time, Luigi Galassi, and the King which then will be given the structure.

As the successor of Baccelli took possession of the First Medical Clinic Chair Professor Vittorio Ascoli, which since 1917 is dedicated to the reorganization, providing it with numerous surgeries and laboratories, setting up an isolation ward and nursing schools. Vittorio Ascoli also built the Medical Library of the General Hospital, inaugurated in 1925.