Enrique Gerszten, MD, FCAP
Marvin J. Allison, PhD
Brianna E. Maguire, BS
Peter C. Gerszten, MD
Atlas of Paleopathology documents 40 years’ experience in excavating and examining mummified remains in South America, initially under the auspices of the National Geographic Society and later through the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. The numerous images presented represent a multidisciplinary study comprising pathologists, anthropologists, and archaeologists investigating pre-Colombian civilizations from the regions that are today Peru and Chile.
- Mummies and artifacts
- Diseases of the skeletal system
- Diseases of soft tissues
- Intentional cranial deformation
- Paleoneuropathology and trephination
Contents (PDF, 27 K)
Sample pages (PDF, 78.5 K)
Softcover; 140 pages; 120+ images; 2012
Paleopathology is the science of the diseases which can be demonstrated in human and animal remains of ancient times.
Sir Marc Armand Ruffer
The “Father of Paleopathology” (1859-1917)