About the Journal

MEDICINA HISTORICA started in 1910 as Rivista di Storia delle Scienze Mediche e Naturali, and it changed its title in Rivista di Storia della Medicina in 1957. The Journal continues focusing on the history of medicine, in all its aspects. The Medicina Historica publishes original and significant articles on History of Medicine, Bioethics and Paleopathology.

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Francesco La Cava (1877-1958): humanist physician of the early twentieth century

Paola Badino, Barbara Pezzoni
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The mummy of the Lebanese national hero, Youssef Bey Karam (1823-1889): an emblematic palaeopathological case.

Luigi Capasso, Fadi Fenianos, Ruggero D'Anastasio
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A brand-new stethoscope for John Keats

Luca Borghi
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The Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA, Section of Genoa): a national heritage and a scientific resource for the study of Antarctic biological samples

Stefano Schiaparelli, Maria Chiara Alvaro, Cristina Carbone, Matteo Cecchetto, Donato Belmonte, Alice Guzzi
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Healthcare-related Itinerary in a Multicultural City in Northern Italy

Paolo Petralia, Alberto Macciò
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Communication in the context of scientific museums

Guido Franco Amoretti
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Sharing ethics of displaying human remains in museums

Rosagemma Ciliberti, Ezio Fulcheri, Paolo Petralia, Anna Siri
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Body petrification in Italy. Another recipe of the 19th century revealed.

Omar Larentis, Chiara Tesi, Marta Licata, Roberta Fusco, Ilaria Gorini, Chiara Rossetti, Enrica Tonina
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Current Issue

Vol. 4 No. 2 (2020)

Original articles: History of Medicine

Medical approach to disability. A history of a multifaceted relationship

Cinzia Leone
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Review articles: History of Medicine

Letter to Editor: History of Medicine

Girolamo Fabrici d’Acquapendente’s “nasogastric tube”. Strategies for artificial nutrition between the XVI and XVII centuries

Paolo Zampetti, Andrea Cozza, Maurizio Rippa Bonati
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The Babiński sign: from “toes phenomenon” to “great toe phenomenon”

Francesco Brigo
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Original articles: Paleopathology

Dental palaeopathology seen through historical, archaeological and biological sources in ancient Herculaneum (79 AD, Italy)

Carmen Tanga, Joan Viciano, Francesca Monza, Ruggero D'Anastasio, Luigi Capasso
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Case report: Paleopathology

Exhumation and anthropological study of the skeletal remains attributed to Liutprand, King of the Lombards (c. 690-744 AD)

Raffaele Gaeta, Simona Minozzi, Antonio Fornaciari, Valentina Giuffra, Giulia Riccomi, Carmine Lubritto, Gino Fornaciari
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Original articles: Bioethics

Adult stem cells in cardiovascular medicine: historical overview and ethical issues

Maria Rosa Montinari
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Medicine education through a Gender lens

Anna Siri, Omar Larentis, Rosagemma Ciliberti
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The contribution of ethical reflection during the Coronavirus pandemic. A comparative analysis.

Mario Picozzi, Paolo Severgnini
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Book reviews

Book reviews

Editorial Office
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