Paleopatologia w polsce. Uwagi, propozycje
Palaeopathology in Poland. Comments, Suggestions
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In the paper a sketch of the latest history of paleopathology in Poland is presented. Until 1979, as a separate field of science, researching bone materials from Poland, it was unknown abroad, and in the country not too well accepted. The 2nd International Anthropological Congress in Prague-Humpolec in 1979, at which were presented the results of study of Polish material, subsequent publications in foreign journals, particularly kind attitude and support of palaeopathologists, especially the American ones, as well as joining the research and cooperation of several Polish physicians, anthropologists and archaeologists have resulted that currently the effects of our research are widely known and cited in the world literature. The comments concern: 1) preparation for especially palaeopathological research, where, amongst others, medical knowledge is needed, apart from anthropology knowledge, 2) the role of tutor, promotor, reviewer, editor-publisher, which, unfortunately, is sometimes controversial and 3) causes of state of preservation of basic research material. While the suggestions concerning publications – amongst others: correctness of nomenclature, citation - author, literature, etc., interpretation of text of cited author and cooperation with specialists,e.g. physicians: orthopaedists, radiologists, biochemists etc. In 8 figures there are presented lesions, which may not be noticed without the ‘palaeopathological’ anatomy knowledge. Acknowledgement: I thank Agnieszka Ruta MA for preparing figures and preliminary preparation for print.
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