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'Orsini D, Varotto E, Galassi F. M., Martini M, 2022: THE LAST ITALIAN PETRIFIER, FRANCESCO
SPIRITO (1885–1962), AND HIS METHOD OF
PRESERVATION OF ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS. Anthropologie (Brno) 60, 3: 537-542'.
|This paper offers to the international community of students of the anatomical sciences a brief biographical
and historical sketch of the Italian embalmer Francesco Spirito (1885–1962) and his preservative petrification technique.
After describing the formula and method he used, the paper examines the educational role played by his preparations and
the research potential they offer.|
|Anthropology – Embalming – Human anatomy – Preservation – Teaching – History of medicine –
History of anthropology|