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JOINT PATHOLOGY IN ANCIENT ANGLO-SAXONS

JOINT PATHOLOGY IN ANCIENT ANGLO-SAXONS

JOINT PATHOLOGY IN ANCIENT ANGLO-SAXONS

By Calvin Wells

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol.44:B (1962)

Introduction: For the palaeopathologist the study of ancient skeletal material is not only of interest for what it reveals about the nature and relative frequency of the different diseases afflicting early man. It sometimes gives us an opportunity of handling dried specimens of bone lesions which, though not clinically rare today, are not easily collected for osteological display because oftheir wholly benign nature. Four such examples involving differentjoints are presented here.


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