Did Michelangelo have arthritis?
Fri, Feb 12, 2016
The name Michelangelo in many circles is synonymous with artistic mastery. Now, new research suggests that name may also be closely linked to arthritis.
A study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine posits that the great sculptor was “afflicted by an illness involving his joints.”
The researchers, analyzing three portraits and Michelangelo’s written complaints to his nephew of soreness and stiffness in his hands, say the information gleaned suggests that the great art master likely suffered from arthritis.
“The study definitely makes for a good read,” Klika said. “It’s interesting to see the retroactive diagnosis these researchers applied to such a historic figure. But I’m delighted to say our current technology and medical expertise makes it easy to accurately diagnose and determine the best treatment for similar conditions experienced by patients today.”
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