Giliani is said to have carried out her own anatomical investigations, developing a method of draining the blood from a corpse and replacing it with a hardening coloured dye—and possibly adding to our understanding of the coronary-pulmonary [[circulatory system]]. (All evidence of her work was either lost or destroyed.)
Alessandra Giliani's short life was honoured by Otto Angenius, also one of Mondino's assistants and probably her fiance, with a plaque at the in Rome which describes her work.
== Legacy ==
She is mentioned by the nineteenth-century historian [[Michele Medici]], who published a history of the Bolognese school of anatomy in 1857.