We performed a histopathological study on the mummified tissue specimens of seven pre-Columbian mummies which arrived in Italy in the second half of the 19th century and are housed in the Section of Anthropology and Ethnology of the Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence. The results confirm that the modern techniques of pathological anatomy can be successfidly applied on mummifed tissues, so as to perform important paleopathological diagnoses. Among the results obtained from this study there is the only known complete paleopathological study of Chagas' disease (American Trypanosomiasis), comprising macroscopic, microscopic and ultrastructural data, as well as information on atherosclerosis, anthracosis, emphysema and pneumonia.
MARRAZZINI, ANDREA (Primo)
GAETA, RAFFAELE (Secondo)
FORNACIARI, GINO (Ultimo)
|Autori:||Marrazzini, Andrea; Gaeta, Raffaele; Fornaciari, Gino|
|Titolo:||PALEOPATHOLOGY OF PRE-COLUMBIAN MUMMIES AT THE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOLOGY IN FLORENCE|
|Anno del prodotto:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|