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Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 42, Issue 9, pp 1133–1134 | Cite as

The representation of a goiter by Renaissance painter Moretto da Brescia

  • Francesco Trinca
  • Michele Augusto RivaEmail author
Endocrinology and Art
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Goiter Renaissance Moretto da Brescia Fine Arts History 

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This paper does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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References

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    Riva MA (2015) A goiter at the court of Theodolinda, queen of the Lombards: a fifteenth-century painting. J Endocrinol Invest 38:1145–1146CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiac Surgery, Spedali Civili di BresciaUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly
  2. 2.School of Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of Milano BicoccaMonzaItaly

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