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Medicina is published by MDPI from Volume 54 Issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by another publisher in Open Access under a CC-BY (or CC-BY-NC-ND) licence. Articles are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with Lithuanian Medical Association, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, and Vilnius University.
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Medicina 2017, 53(6), 410-419; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medici.2018.01.002 (registering DOI)

Paleoimaging of a modern mummy from Lithuania (circa 19th–20th century)

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Department of Anatomy, Histology and Anthropology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Newport Diagnostic Center, Newport Beach, CA, USA
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Received: 24 May 2017 / Revised: 17 December 2017 / Accepted: 16 January 2018 / Published: 14 February 2018
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Abstract

An anthropogenic human mummy curated in the Museum of the History of Medicine, Vilnius University, was recently examined by means of computed tomography. Although the mummy lacked data regarding its specific context and historical information on its identity and chronology, the investigation focused on the embalming method adopted to preserve it. Some pathological alterations were also recorded. This research appears to suggest that this body was prepared for educational and/or scientific purposes rather than funerary purposes. Hence, the case could be categorized as a ‘‘medical mummy’’ prepared between the mid-19th and the mid-20th centuries.
Keywords: Mummy; Embalming; Education; Anatomy; Radiology Mummy; Embalming; Education; Anatomy; Radiology
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Piombino-Mascali, D.; Jankauskas, R.; Kozakaitė, J.; , M.L., Sutherland. Paleoimaging of a modern mummy from Lithuania (circa 19th–20th century). Medicina 2017, 53, 410-419.

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