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Pediatrics in Art
July 1934


Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(1):165. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960140174018

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Exceedingly interesting are the pictorial accounts of the miracles of the saints in bringing dead children back to life. There are a number of these, such as the miracles of St. Catherine, St. Benedict, St. Dominic and St. Anthony. The miracle of St. Nicholas, retold with great charm and many additions by Anatole France, is interesting in this connection. A picture in the Uffizi in Florence, by the little known artist Rodolfo Grillandaio, figures St. Zenobia bringing a child back to life. The pose of the child has probably been described as religious exaltation, but the appearance is rather one of hysteria, two closely related states as far as outward signs go.

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