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JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology:
doi: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e31818ee74c
Rhuematology Retrospective

The Arthritis of Antoni Gaudí

Azevedo, Valderílio F. MD*; Diaz-Torne, Cesar MD†

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Abstract

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, Catalan architect and one of the most important visual artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, suffered from a recurrent and often persistent arthritis since he was 6 years old. His diagnosis is uncertain but juvenile idiopathic arthritis is most likely. He coped successfully with his rheumatic illness during his life. It is proposed that his arthritis may have influenced him to the development of 2 of his major skills: observation power and analysis of nature.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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