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CURRENT ISSUEGAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE

A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology

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ISSN 0393-3660

Online ISSN 1827-1812

 

Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2011 December;170(6):439-42

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Medicine in art: medical and artistical considerations on enema

Ceccarelli G.

L.D. in Puericoltura, Storico dell’Arte, Roma, Italia

We examined two paintings, one by Francisco Goya and the other by Eugenio Lucas Velasquez, related to enema, a practice very used in medicine until the last century. A short history of enema is remembered, from ancient Egypt to the citation that appears in the first edition of the famous Encyclopaedia Britannica. Then we studied briefly the two paintings, showing how sometimes the artistic interpretation goes well beyond the purely medical data.

language: Italian


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