This study is the result of a multidisciplinary team approach and focuses on a case of considerable historical and medical interest. The work originally stemmed from findings at a funerary site in the area of Casal Bertone in Rome (Italy), regarding an individual in a tomb identified simply by the number “75”. The skeletal alterations that were later discovered gave rise a debate among the members of the team. Challenges in identifying the pathology have brought historians, anthropologists and radiologists into the field with the use of sophisticated equipment, including CT scans and X-ray equipment, as well as some analyses carried out with the latest spectrometers. Consequently, the most likely diagnostic hypothesis resulted in gout. During this work, each area of study dealt with the problem in a different manner, allowing for a greater understanding of gout at this point in history, how this pathology might have influenced a person’s life, as well as the medical approaches and techniques used to treat it in the imperial age of the II century BCE.

A remarkable case of gout in the Imperial Rome. Surgery and diseases in Antiquity by osteoarchaeological, paleopathological and historical perspectives / Fornaciari, Gino; Marinozzi, Silvia; Messineo, Daniela; Caldarini, Carla; Zavaroni, Federica; Iorio, Silvia; Sveva, Longo; Capuani, Silvia; Catalano, Paola; Gazzaniga, Valentina. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY. - ISSN 1047-482X. - (2019), pp. 1-11. [10.1002/oa.2792]

A remarkable case of gout in the Imperial Rome. Surgery and diseases in Antiquity by osteoarchaeological, paleopathological and historical perspectives

Marinozzi, Silvia
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Messineo, Daniela
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Iorio, Silvia
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Gazzaniga, Valentina
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2019

Abstract

This study is the result of a multidisciplinary team approach and focuses on a case of considerable historical and medical interest. The work originally stemmed from findings at a funerary site in the area of Casal Bertone in Rome (Italy), regarding an individual in a tomb identified simply by the number “75”. The skeletal alterations that were later discovered gave rise a debate among the members of the team. Challenges in identifying the pathology have brought historians, anthropologists and radiologists into the field with the use of sophisticated equipment, including CT scans and X-ray equipment, as well as some analyses carried out with the latest spectrometers. Consequently, the most likely diagnostic hypothesis resulted in gout. During this work, each area of study dealt with the problem in a different manner, allowing for a greater understanding of gout at this point in history, how this pathology might have influenced a person’s life, as well as the medical approaches and techniques used to treat it in the imperial age of the II century BCE.
2019
Paleopathology; osteoarchaeology; gout in the Roman Imperial period; history of medicine and of diseases; surgical trephination/trepanation in antiquity; lifestyles during the Roman Imperial period
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A remarkable case of gout in the Imperial Rome. Surgery and diseases in Antiquity by osteoarchaeological, paleopathological and historical perspectives / Fornaciari, Gino; Marinozzi, Silvia; Messineo, Daniela; Caldarini, Carla; Zavaroni, Federica; Iorio, Silvia; Sveva, Longo; Capuani, Silvia; Catalano, Paola; Gazzaniga, Valentina. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY. - ISSN 1047-482X. - (2019), pp. 1-11. [10.1002/oa.2792]
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