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detail - mendicants alms - a presumed MOTHER BEGGING for her MALNOURISHED CHILD

"Handicapped child" (details from "Distribution of Bread at the Almoner's House") (see related A | B), 1627 Historische Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

See notes in companion pages. My impression is that the left leg may be atrophic, which would imply a paralysis, perhaps following a poliomyelitis. Against such view is the lack of spasticity, which would imply that the child is very severely undernourished.

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