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Two unconventional testimonies of urolithiasis in the 18th century on the 1600th anniversary of St. Liborius' death (397-1997)
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9764448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Urolithiasis can be traced back to periods long past, and its pathological substrate was well known from the beginning. This knowledge motivated rational, empirical measures of healing, which included a variety of recipes against stones. The paper presents two unconventional testimonies of urolithiasis in the 18th century. The Croatian Glagolitic prayerbook from the 18th century is a valuable source for identification of therapeutical approaches. On the other hand, a votive painting of Saint Liborius, patron saint against lithiasis, reflects theurgical views of disease and healing. On the occasion of the 1600th anniversary of his death, this paper aims to illustrate how his cult was revitalized in the 18th century.
S Fatovic-Ferencic; M A Dürrigl; M Repanic-Braun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0036-5599     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Urol. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-06     Completed Date:  1999-01-06     Revised Date:  2009-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0114501     Medline TA:  Scand J Urol Nephrol     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-9     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Department for the History of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Complementary Therapies / history*
History, 18th Century
History, Ancient
Kidney Calculi / history*,  therapy
Manuscripts, Medical / history
Religion and Medicine*
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Saint Liborius
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Scand J Urol Nephrol. 1998 Jul;32(4):250   [PMID:  9764449 ]

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