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Occupational markers and pathology of the castrato singer Gaspare Pacchierotti (1740–1821)

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, June 2016
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94 tweeters
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Title
Occupational markers and pathology of the castrato singer Gaspare Pacchierotti (1740–1821)
Published in
Scientific Reports, June 2016
DOI 10.1038/srep28463
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Authors

Alberto Zanatta, Fabio Zampieri, Giuliano Scattolin, Maurizio Rippa Bonati

Abstract

Following the birth of modern opera in Italy in 1600, the demand for soprano voices grew up and the prepuberal castration was carried out to preserve the young male voice into adult life. Among the castrati, Gaspare Pacchierotti was probably one of the most famous. The remains of Pacchierotti were exhumed for the first time in 2013, for a research in the reconstruction of his biological profile, to understand the secrets behind his sublime voice and how the castration influenced the body. All the findings discovered, through anthropological and Computed Tomography analyses, are consistent both with the occupational markers of a singer and with the hormonal effects of castration. The erosion of cervical vertebrae, the insertion of respiratory muscles and muscles of the arms can be an effect of the bodily position and exercise during singing. The hormonal effect of castration were related to osteoporosis and to the disorders of spine.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Croatia 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Denmark 1 3%
Unknown 26 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 24%
Researcher 6 21%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Student > Master 2 7%
Librarian 1 3%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 8 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 6 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 14%
Arts and Humanities 4 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 10%
Neuroscience 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 8 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 149. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 September 2021.
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#179,503
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