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The Italian law on informed consent and advance directives: New rules of conduct for the autonomy of doctors and patients in end‐of‐life care
Purpose: Italy has long lacked a law regulating patients' informed consent and advance directives (ADs). All previous attempts to introduce a law on this matter failed to reach positive outcomes, andExpand
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Uroporphyria: Some Notes on Its Ancient Historical Background
  • V. Gazzaniga
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Nephrology
  • 23 April 1999
Black urine is recorded in all ancient urology as a negative prognostic sign, often linked with the presence of blood; its presence can also be considered as a sign of massive hemolytic crisis,Expand
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A Survey on the Knowledge and Attitudes of Italian Medical Students toward Body Donation: Ethical and Scientific Considerations
Post mortem body donation (PMBD) for medical training and research plays a key role in medical-surgical education. The aim of this study is to evaluate Italian medical students’ awareness andExpand
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[The historical relationship between ethics and medicine].
Did medicine need philosophy to create a medical ethics? The article analyzes the historical origins of medical ethics, considered as a compound of deontology and clinical ethics.
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Giovanni Maria Lancisi and urology in Rome in early modern age.
The "Tractatus de urinis" by Giovanni Maria Lancisi (1654-1720), dated 1696, is held by the Biblioteca Lancisiana, (the Lancisi Library, founded in 1714). It is a short manuscript devoted to theExpand
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The Spanish Influenza Pandemic: a lesson from history 100 years after 1918
Summary In Europe in 1918, influenza spread through Spain, France, Great Britain and Italy, causing havoc with military operations during the First World War. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killedExpand
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Short Article The Use of Mercury against Pediculosis in the Renaissance: The Case of Ferdinand II of Aragon, King of Naples, 1467–96
The hair samples of Ferdinand II of Aragon (1467–1496), King of Naples, whose mummy is preserved in the Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore in Naples, showed a high content of mercury, with a value ofExpand
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Theophilus’ Auctoritas: The Role of De urinis in the Medical Curriculum of the 12th–13th Centuries
The three principles to know, to know how and to know how to be are already condensed in the works of Theophilos (7th–9th centuries). Theophilus’ De urinis was included in Latin translation in theExpand
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