- Category : 1847-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (25)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Migration 1
Italian parasitologist remembered for his extensive research of Ancylostoma duodenale (hookworm). In 1880 he determined that hookworm was the cause of anemia being suffered by workmen building the St. Gotthard railway tunnel. He was the first to recommend using an extract of the male fern as a remedy for the disease.
He earned his degree in veterinary medicine, and in 1879 he became a professor of parasitology to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Turin.
He was the father of pathologist Aldo Perroncito (1882–1929). He died on 4 November 1936, aged 89.