BERTANI, AGOSTINO Italian revolutionist, took part in the insurrection of 1848 and, as medical officer, organized the ambulance service for the Roman republic of 1849. He joined as surgeon the Garibaldian corps in the war of Upon the arrival of Garibaldi at Naples, Bertani was appointed secretary-general of the dictator, in which capacity he reorganized the police, abolished the secret service fund, founded 12 infant asylums, suppressed the duties upon Sicilian products, prepared for the suppression of the religious orders, and planned the sani tary reconstruction of the city. Entering Parliament in 1861, he opposed the Garibaldian expedition, which ended at Aspromonte, but nevertheless tended Garibaldi's wound with affectionate devo tion. In 1866 he organized the medical service for the 40,000 Garibaldians, and in 1867 fought at Mentana. In Parliament he became leader of the extreme left, and his chief work as deputy was an inquiry into the sanitary conditions of the peasantry, and the preparation of the sanitary code adopted by the Crispi administration.