Rheumatic diseases in Neolithic and Medieval populations of western Switzerland.

Abstract

An investigation of three groups from ancient populations (Neolithic, Early Middle Ages, Middle Ages) was performed on 273 adult skeletons. Despite unequal preservation of the remains, a study of a series of large joints and spinal segments permitted some conclusions: rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthrosis of large joints (hip… (More)

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