black bands

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black bands

The British Medical Journal’s term for the “black tape” placed across the eyes in photographs of a patient with a particular finding of medical interest so as to conceal their identity.
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He offers up the example of Giovanni delle Bande Nere, Cosimo's father, as proof of Florentine prowess in arms, and he credits Medici patronage for the Florentine humanist tradition, specifically mentioning the work of Lorenzo il Magnifico, who "was the first after many years to recognize and appreciate nor only the sweetness and pleasantness of the Florentine language, but also its gravity and majesty.
The Invincible," "Giovanni dell bande Nere (Giovanni of the Black Bands).
It is not certain whether the epithet Bande Nere ( " black bands " ) was derived from the black armor worn by his troops or from the black banners his troops carried into battle as a symbol of mourning at the death of Leo X.