The art of diagnosisBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c150 (Published 12 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c150
- Michael Day
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 …