The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on On the Cause of Thorvaldsen's Death

An autopsy was also performed on the author Jens Baggesen, a friend of Thorvaldsen’s, who died on October 3, 1826 in Hamburg. Baggesen’s autopsy report was published in Latin, along with a lithographic illustration of one of his kidneys, which had a large tumor; cf. J. C. G. Fricke, In memoriam defuncti Jens Immanuel Baggesen. Relatio de sectione iisqve vitiis, qvæ in obducto corpore reperta sunt. Addita tabula lithogr., Hamburg 1826. The autopsy was discussed in a German medical journal.

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