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Genetic diseases and other unusual disorders presented in art paintings

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Choroby genetyczne i inne rzadkie zaburzenia przedstawiane na obrazach
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Genetic disorders are a diseases caused by abnormalities in an individual’s genetic material. A good source providing purported evidence of the existence of genetic diseases in the past, before their identification by medicine, are European artists’ paintings. Such paintings quite frequently depicted human anomalies and disorders. In this work we present the examples of paintings depicting people suffering from diseases such as Down Syndrome, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital, Marfan syndrome, myotonic dystrophy, Paget’s disease and tetralogy of Fallot.
Choroby genetyczne człowieka są wynikiem zaburzeń w materiale genetycznym. Źródłem historycznym dostarczającym dowodów na istnienie tych schorzeń w przeszłości, zanim zostały one zidentyfikowane, są obrazy dawnych europejskich malarzy. Artyści często w sposób bezwiedny uwieczniali w swoich pracach ludzi obarczonych anomaliami. W prezentowanej pracy zamieszczone zostały przykłady dzieł przedstawiających ludzi dotkniętych chorobami takimi jak zespół Downa, dysplazja kręgosłupowo-nasadowa, zespół Marfana, dystrofia miotoniczna, choroba Pageta oraz tetralogia Fallota.
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  • Katedra Cytobiochemii, Uniwersytet Łódzki
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  • Katedra Cytobiochemii, Uniwersytet Łódzki
  • Katedra Cytobiochemii, Uniwersytet Łódzki
  • Katedra Cytobiochemii, Uniwersytet Łódzki
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