The representation of a goiter by Renaissance painter Moretto da Brescia
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Alessandro Bonvicino (c. 1498–1554), commonly known as Il Moretto da Brescia, was an Italian Renaissance painter. In his “The Adoration of Shepherds” (1539–1540), a shepherd shows a bi-lobar goiter. The painter was active in a geographical area, where inhabitants often suffered from endemic goiter due to dietary iodine deficiency and could have influenced Moretto.
KeywordsGoiter Renaissance Moretto da Brescia Fine Arts History
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