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The Results of the Expertises of the Body of Saint Anthony of Padua with Particular Reference to the State of Jaws

Stella Fatović-Ferenčić ; Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti Zavod za povijest i filozofiju znanosti Odsjek za povijest medicinske znanosti, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Vladimir Dugački ; KBC Rebro, Zagreb, Hrvatska

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 7.920 Kb

str. 259-264

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Results of the expertises performed in 1981. on the recognition of the body of St. Anthony of Padua, are presented. Particular attention was paid to the radiological analysis of the jaws, sewing as a standpoint for the determination of the Saint’s age and health. It was shown that the teeth were in good condition, with no signs of caries. The finding of temporomandibular arthrosis and signs of masticatory muscles visible on the mandible confirmed the Saint being an excellent orator. The newly achieved anthropometric results revealed St. Anthony to have been a person of classical atlantomediterranean type, with an estimated height of 170 centimeters. Osteologie findings revealed osteitis in the proximal part of the tibia, probably provoked by prolonged kneeling. Also, signs of humeroscapular periarthritis as well as a mild form of inborn right hip luxation were observed. St. Anthony
probably died at the age of 40, his remnants as well as old documents pointing to the history of hidropsy (generalized edema).

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st Anthony of Padua, anthropometry, jaws

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