Food and disease at the Renaissance courts of Naples and Florence: A paleonutritional study

A paleonutritional study of the Medici Grand Dukes in Florence (16th–17th centuries) and of the Aragonese Princes in Naples (15th–17th centuries) was…

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Skeletons show rickets struck the Medici family

As the wealthy rulers of Tuscany and patrons of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, the Medicis were the 'first family' of the Italian Renaissance.But all their…

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I bambini dei Medici affetti da rachitismo

Uno studio condotto sui resti scheletrici di nove piccoli principi fiorentini vissuti tra il XVI e il XVII secolo dimostra che i bambini della potente famiglia…

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Progetto medici: convenzione fra gli enti

Indagine storico-paleopatologica sui resti mortali dei membri del ramo Granducale della Famiglia Medici, sepolti nelle Cappelle Medicee

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Developmental hip dysplasia in the Medici family: Giovanna from Austria (1548-1578) and her daughter Anna (1569-1584)

The skeletal remains of Giovanna from Austria (1548-1578), first wife of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Francesco I (1541-1587), and their daughter Anna…

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I segreti del duca Francesco Maria I

Sorprese dall'analisi del corpo restituito alla città. Le indagini del professor Fornaciari, ordinario di Storia della medicina all'Università di Pisa, sono…

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The medici project: first anthropological and paleopathological results

Within the framework of the Medici Project, a paleopathological team of experts from the University of Pisa, the University of Florence and the Superintendence…

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in the Medici, Grand Dukes of Florence (XVI century)

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a common systemic disorder characterised by the ossification of the anterior longitudinal spinal ligament…

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Developmental Hip Dysplasia of Giovanna from Austria (1548-1578) and her daughter Anna (1569-1584): some clarifications

I am pleased that paleopathology is starting to interest also non paleopathologists and that our paper on hip dysplasia of Giovanna from Austria and of her…

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