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Giorgio Roster: Scientist and Photographer

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Giorgio Roster (1843-1927) was a doctor, professor and hygienist who cultivated many other interests and studied mineralogy and botany in depth. Roster's photographic collections - that he used as a primary support to his studies -  are of particular interest. An encyclopedic, but at the same time rigorous and systematic scientist, Roster was a leading figure in 19th-century scientific culture. The digital library dedicated to him represents the first phase of a project involving major institutions such as the Natural History Museum in Florence and Fratelli Alinari, which is aimed at virtually collecting the significant documentary heritage of the scientist.