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Analysis of mercury levels in historical bone material from syphilitic subjects : pilot studies (short report)

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Analysis of mercury levels in historical bone material from syphilitic subjects : pilot studies (short report)

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dc.contributor.author Kołodziej, Małgorzata [SAP11020285] pl
dc.contributor.author Kozłowski, Tomasz pl
dc.contributor.author Szostek, Krzysztof [SAP11014914] pl
dc.contributor.author Drozd, Alicja pl
dc.contributor.author Walas, Stanisław [SAP11008764] pl
dc.contributor.author Mrowiec, Halina [SAP12006408] pl
dc.contributor.author Cienkosz-Stepańczak, Beata [SAP11020284] pl
dc.contributor.author Głąb, Henryk [SAP11008133] pl
dc.contributor.author Grupa, Małgorzata pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-25T10:30:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-25T10:30:35Z
dc.date.issued 2012 pl
dc.identifier.issn 0003-5548 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/14924
dc.language eng pl
dc.title Analysis of mercury levels in historical bone material from syphilitic subjects : pilot studies (short report) pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 367-377 pl
dc.description.additional Beata Cienkosz-Stepańczak podpisana: Beata Stepańczak; Małgorzata Kołodziej podpisana: Małgorzata Kępa pl
dc.abstract.en The aim of the present work is to study the remains of seven individuals with typical symptoms of tertiary syphilis in terms of mercury content in bones, thereby verifying whether they were subjected to treatment and, if they were, how long their organisms were exposed to toxic mercury fumes. Mercury was used, mainly in the Middle Ages and in the early modern period, as a preventive measure in case of individuals suffering from syphilis, a venereal disease, and also leprosy. Syphilitic patients treated this way should demonstrate increased concentration of mercury in their bones. The skeletons studied in the present work originate from various archaeological sites in southern and north-central Poland. The analyses concerned individuals with diagnosed syphilis as well as healthy individuals who constituted the control group. The analyses were performed by the LA-ICP-MS technique, with the use of laser Nd: YAG, Macro, 266 nm, New Wave, USA, coupled with Spectrometer Elan DRC-e Perkin Elmer, USA. The content analysis of the studied bone material revealed with high probability that the contact method of mercurial treatment was used only in the case of two women from north-central Poland, deceased at the turn of the 15th century at the earliest. pl
dc.subject.en mercury pl
dc.subject.en syphilis pl
dc.subject.en la-icp-ms technique pl
dc.subject.en historical bone pl
dc.description.volume 69 pl
dc.description.number 3 pl
dc.description.points 20 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1127/0003-5548/2012/0163 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 2363-7099 pl
dc.title.journal Anthropologischer Anzeiger pl
dc.language.container ger pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Zoologii pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Chemii : Zakład Chemii Analitycznej pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original bez licencji pl
.pointsMNiSW [2012 A]: 20


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