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The art of diagnosis

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 12 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c150
  1. Michael Day
  1. 1Milan

    A study of many of the world’s greatest paintings has enabled a pathologist to make a fascinating series of posthumous diagnoses.

    Vito Franco of Palermo University looked at 100 works of art over a two year period, focusing mainly on old masters.

    Among his claims is that the glint in the eye of the Mona …

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