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Rom J Leg Med28(1)86-95(2020)
DOI:10.4323/rjlm.2020.86
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TWO ROMANIAN SCIENTIFIC PERSONALITIES, FRANCISC I. RAINER AND MINA MINOVICI - TWO COLLECTIONS OF SKULLS, EACH UNIQUE IN THE WORLD BY THEIR ANTHROPOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE

A. Baciu, I. Diac, A. T. Ispas,


Abstract: This paper aims to present two unique collections of skulls gathered by the Romanian medical personalities: Prof. Dr. Francisc I. Rainer and Prof. Dr. Mina to. Professor Rainer’s anthropological collection, counting over 6,000 skulls retrieved from the skeletons left after dissections at the Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest, the majority belonging to Romanians. A peculiarity of this collection is that for each skull there are recorded identification data, such as: serial number, gender, age, nationality, name and surname, profession, date of death, diagnosis and hospital of origin. The Minovici collection relatively modest in numbers, around 100 complete skulls and similar numbers for skulls with traumatic injuries or particular skull caps, provides valuable information for several fields of Anthropology such as physical, criminal and legal medical. The two collections of skulls, unique in the world by their anthropological significance have an important formative value for many generations.
Keywords: Skull collections, legal-medical anthropology, anatomy, craniology



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