Niccolò Paganini: the hands of a genius

Niccolò Paganini: the hands of a genius

Authors

  • Alessio Pedrazzini Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedic Unit, University of Parma, Via Gramsci 14 Parma 43125, Italy
  • Alessandra Martelli Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedic Unit, University of Parma, Via Gramsci 14 Parma 43125, Italy
  • Silvio Tocco Studio Terapico Kaiser Via Trento 15/A 43122 Parma, Italy

Keywords:

Paganini, violinist, Marfan’s, hand, historical

Abstract

Niccolò Paganini was a man stricken by many diseases and according to Myron Schonenfield and Renzo Mantero, he may have also suffered from Marfan Syndrome. The following paper is based on actual physical examinations reports made by his contemporary physicians, documented in personal letters In addition, the current investigation presents a comparison between a post-mortem mold of Paganini’s right hand and several paintings of the Maestro drawn by Lyser, his personal portraitist, and the images of the hand of a well-known musician affected by Marfan Syndrome which was treated by the authors. (www.actabiomedica.it)

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Published

27-04-2015

How to Cite

1.
Pedrazzini A, Martelli A, Tocco S. Niccolò Paganini: the hands of a genius. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2015 Apr. 27 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];86(1):27-31. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/3726