Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Asher Durand

  • Passion, paint, and pain: the journey of Robert Seldon Duncanson

    Mildred WilsonDetroit, MI, USA Lead poisoning (saturnism) has been present throughout history.1 Italian physician Bernardino Ramazzini is considered the first to have made the connection between paint and artists’ health. In his book De Morbis Artificum Diatriba published in 1700, he stated, “The many painters I have known, almost all I found unhealthy. . .…