Novetats al registre paleo-otològic sobre la medicina medieval

Translated title of the contribution: Paleo-otological record reveals new data on medieval medicine

Helena Kirchner, Miquel Quer, Júlia Olivé-Busom, Olalla López-Costas, Nicholas Márquez-Grant

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If not treated in time, a middle ear infection can cause severe damage to the middle ear structures and the skull's mastoid bone, and ultimately perforate it. What was the medical and pharmacological knowledge available to treat a disease of these characteristics within the context of the middle ages? In this article, researchers from the Department of Sciences of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the Department of Surgery of the UAB, in collaboration with other universities, present a summary of their work in which they analyze the skull of an approximately 12-year-old individual with an injury that could be attributed to such complications. The different interpretations of the results incorporate new data to the paleo-otological record in the field of medieval medicine.
Translated title of the contributionPaleo-otological record reveals new data on medieval medicine
Original languageCatalan
JournalUAB Divulga
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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