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What Michelangelos hands (can and can not) tell us about arthritis

By: Robert H. Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications This just in: researchers have discovered that Michelangelo had osteoarthritis, not gout as previously thought. The findings are based on depictions of the hands of the painter and sculptor as rendered by other artists and are discussed in a recent issue of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. …

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