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dc.contributor.authorFornaciari, A.en
dc.contributor.authorGiuffra, V.en
dc.contributor.authorArmocida, E.en
dc.contributor.authorCaramella, D.en
dc.contributor.authorRühli, F.en
dc.contributor.authorGalassi, F.en
dc.identifier.citationClinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 2018; 36(1):15-20en
dc.description.abstractThe article examines the truthfulness of historical accounts claiming that Renaissance Duke Federico of Montefeltro (1422-1482) suffered from gout. By direct paleopathological assessment of the skeletal remains and by the philological investigation of historical and documental sources, primarily a 1461 handwritten letter by the Duke himself to his personal physician, a description of the symptoms and Renaissance therapy is offered and a final diagnosis of gout is formulated. The Duke's handwritten letter offers a rare testimony of ancient clinical self-diagnostics and Renaissance living-experience of gout. Moreover, the article also shows how an alliance between historical, documental and paleopathological methods can greatly increase the precision of retrospective diagnoses, thus helping to shed clearer light onto the antiquity and evolution of diseases.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityA. Fornaciari, V. Giuffra, E. Armocida, D. Caramella, F.J. Rühli, F.M. Galassien
dc.publisherClinical and Experimental Rheumatologyen
dc.rights© Copyright Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 2018en
dc.subjectGout; paleopathology; rheumatology; Federico of Montefeltro; Renaissanceen
dc.titleGout in Duke Federico of Montefeltro (1422-1482): a new pearl of the Italian Renaissanceen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionAnatomical Sciences publicationsen
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