The Friar with the Crutch. A cautionary note

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R. Bianucci
F.M. Galassi
S. Donell
A.G. Nerlich


This paper re-examines a recent diagnosis of stroke and subsequent disability in the Franciscan friar Bernardino da Fossa (AD 1420-1503) by highlighting methodological error.It also takes the opportunity of this single case to raise general points on retrospective diagnostics.

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Bianucci, R., Galassi, F., Donell, S., & Nerlich, A. (2023). The Friar with the Crutch. A cautionary note. International Journal of Anthropology, 38(1-2), 15-18.

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