The death of Raphael: a reflection on bloodletting in the Renaissance

The death of Raphael: a reflection on bloodletting in the Renaissance Internal and Emergency Medicine https://doi.org/10.1007/s11739-020-02435-8 CE - LE T TER TO THE EDITOR 1 1 1 1 Michele Augusto Riva  · Maria Emilia Paladino  · Marco Motta  · Michael Belingheri Received: 5 June 2020 / Accepted: 4 July 2020 © Società Italiana di Medicina Interna (SIMI) 2020 Keywords Fever · Bloodletting · Renaissance · Raphael · History Dear Editor, It should be considered that Vasari was only 9 years old, when Raphael died and his masterpiece was written 30 years The year 2020 marks the fifth centenary from the death of after the event. Therefore, it is possible that at the time of the Italian painter Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483–1520), writing about Raphael’s life, he collected some rumors with- universally known as Raphael, one of the most eminent art- out verify them. For this reason, it is necessary to analyze ists of the Renaissance. After 500 years, the cause of his other sources in addition to Vasari. In particular, accord- death is still shrouded in mystery. The anniversary could ing to some coeval testimonies, the disease lasted 15 days; represent a timely opportunity not only to take stock of the Raphael was composed enough to put his affairs in order, main theories regarding his decease, but also to make a few confess his http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Internal and Emergency Medicine Springer Journals

The death of Raphael: a reflection on bloodletting in the Renaissance

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Copyright © Società Italiana di Medicina Interna (SIMI) 2020
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10.1007/s11739-020-02435-8
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Internal and Emergency Medicine https://doi.org/10.1007/s11739-020-02435-8 CE - LE T TER TO THE EDITOR 1 1 1 1 Michele Augusto Riva  · Maria Emilia Paladino  · Marco Motta  · Michael Belingheri Received: 5 June 2020 / Accepted: 4 July 2020 © Società Italiana di Medicina Interna (SIMI) 2020 Keywords Fever · Bloodletting · Renaissance · Raphael · History Dear Editor, It should be considered that Vasari was only 9 years old, when Raphael died and his masterpiece was written 30 years The year 2020 marks the fifth centenary from the death of after the event. Therefore, it is possible that at the time of the Italian painter Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483–1520), writing about Raphael’s life, he collected some rumors with- universally known as Raphael, one of the most eminent art- out verify them. For this reason, it is necessary to analyze ists of the Renaissance. After 500 years, the cause of his other sources in addition to Vasari. In particular, accord- death is still shrouded in mystery. The anniversary could ing to some coeval testimonies, the disease lasted 15 days; represent a timely opportunity not only to take stock of the Raphael was composed enough to put his affairs in order, main theories regarding his decease, but also to make a few confess his

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Published: Jul 14, 2020

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