Rheumatoid arthritis

Renaissance rheumatology: even the saints weren’t spared arthritis

Art historians have been moonlighting as rheumatologists, diagnosing inflammatory arthritis in their subjects from the 15th century. In an appraisal of a painting of Saint Louis of Toulouse by the Renaissance artist Bartolomeo Vivarini, Dr George Weisz and Professor William Albury of the University of New England, NSW, have highlighted the artist’s unusual depiction of ...

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