History of Medicine and Prehistoric Orthopedics

Luigi Capasso, Luciana Rita Angeletti


Increasing efforts have been recently made to apply medical technologies to history of medicine of ancient time. Despite the use of molecular biology techniques, the most reliable results have been obtained by the paleopathological study on disease which may recognized by the observation of stigmata of bones: the datation of skeletal lesions and the findings of cranial and orthopedic lesions indicate that the attenpts of cure of bones are typical of early medical activity, dating from the prehistoric antiquity. 


Key words: Paleopathology - Orthopedics - Ancient History 

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