Le malattie dei santi alla luce della fede e nelle evidenze paleopatologiche.

Translated title of the contribution: Saints and illnesses in faith and paleopathological evidences

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The exhumation of the natural mummies of Beata Margherita di Savoia (1390-1464) and of St. Caterina Fieschi Adorno (1447-1510) has not been followed by autopsy or histological exams. The aim has been to preserve the integrity of the saints' corpses. We have thus proceeded to a confrontation between data gathered from chronicles and hagiographies and radiological exams and macroscopic observations. The article aims at establishing a model for a multidisciplinar approach to paleopathological research, integrating historical research and medical knowledge.

Translated title of the contributionSaints and illnesses in faith and paleopathological evidences
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)815-830
Number of pages16
JournalMedicina nei secoli
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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