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Medicina Historica. Studies in History, Paleopathology, Bioethics and Anthropology of Health 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 field, in all its aspects. Medicina Historica publishes original and significant artic
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We are pleased to inform you we have just published a new Special issue (Med Histor Suppl. 2/2023).

Humanising the end of life and farewell rituals - Editors: Linda Alfano, Rosagemma Ciliberti

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We are pleased to inform you we have just published a new Special issue (Med Histor Suppl. 1/2023).

Bioethics, vulnerability, and humanization of care. Editors: Rosagemma Ciliberti, Paolo Petralia

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Current Issue

Vol. 7 No. 2 (2023)

Published: 11-09-2023



Marta Licata
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Original articles: History of Medicine

Physicians or Immigrants? The Earliest Smallpox Inoculation in Europe

Karel Černý
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The discovery of TNF-alpha: a historical perspective

Natasa Kustrimovic, Daniela Gallo, Andrea De Lerma Barbaro , Eliana Piantanida, Lorenzo Mortara, Maria Laura Tanda
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Karl Moriz Menzel: A Viennese ENT specialist and his escape from the Nazis

Josef Hlade, Teresa Lang
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War-related disability: Ancient or recent history?

Rosagemma Ciliberti, Stefano Alice, Alessandro Bonsignore
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Weaving Hope in Tanah Deli: Life and Healthcare of Plantation Workers in the East Sumatra’s Plantation Belt, 1870-1940

Junaidi, Lila Pelita Hati, Nurhabsyah, Kiki Maulana Affandi
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Spanish Flu in Shiraz from 1918 to 1920

Seyyed Alireza Golshani; Babak Daneshfard; Seyed Amir Hossein Golshani; Mohammad Ebrahim Zohalinezhad
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Original articles: Paleopathology

The paleopathological collection of the “G. D’Annunzio” University Museum (Chieti-Pescara, Italy)

Ruggero D'Anastasio, Antonietta Di Fabrizio, Assunta Paolucci, Maria Del Cimmuto, Jacopo Cilli, Luigi Capasso
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Short report: History of Medicine

“Cometomancy” and Francisco Sánchez: an additional reflection on to causality

Oriana Rosero, Fabian Jaimes
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Blood transfusion during the Spanish civil war

Antonio Reguera Teba, Ana Isabel Parras Garrido
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Short report: Bioethics

Legal Surrogacy in question

Enrico Maestri
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Review articles: History of Medicine

Dr Hashimoto and the discovery of autoimmune hypothyroidism

Natasa Kustrimovic, Gaia Francesca Maria Fazzino , Claudia Ghirardello, Ilaria Mariani, Eliana Piantanida, Maria Laura Tanda, Daniela Gallo, Lorenzo Mortara
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Letter to Editor: History of Medicine

Short report: Physical anthropology

“Capta est ne malitia mutaret intelletum eius...” Study on a natural mummy from an underground cemetery (18-19th century)

Roberta Fusco, Arianna Vanni, Chiara Tesi, Carmelo Messina
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