Among the mummies preserved in the Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore in Naples, there are the bodies of the wife and three children of Jean Antoine Michel Agar, Minister of Finance of Naple’s Kingdom during the Monarchy of Joachim Murat (1808-1815). Between 1983 and 1987 paleopathological analyses were performed; in particular, X-ray examination allowed to investigate the health status of the Agar family members and to reconstruct the embalming processes used to preserve the bodies. In addition, an analysis of the historical and archival documents was carried out, to formulate hypotheses about the causes of death, demonstrating how these sources could become important instruments to obtain diagnoses and pathological histories.
|Autori:||Marinozzi, S; Gazzaniga, V; Giuffra, Valentina; Fornaciari, Gino|
|Titolo:||Historical Sources about Diseases, Death and Embalming, Regarding the Family of Jean Antoine Michel Agar, Minister of Finance of Gioacchino Murat|
|Anno del prodotto:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|