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Poisoning histories in the Italian renaissance: The case of Pico Della Mirandola and Angelo Poliziano

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Poisoning histories in the Italian renaissance: The case of Pico Della Mirandola and Angelo Poliziano. / Gallello, Gianni; Cilli, Elisabetta; Bartoli, Fulvio; Andretta, Massimo; Calcagnile, Lucio; Pastor, Agustin; Guardia, Miguel de la ; Serventi, Patrizia; Marino, Alberto; Benazzi, Stefano; Gruppioni, Giorgio.

In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Vol. 56, No. 2018, 56, 28.03.2018, p. 83-89.

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Gallello, G, Cilli, E, Bartoli, F, Andretta, M, Calcagnile, L, Pastor, A, Guardia, MDL, Serventi, P, Marino, A, Benazzi, S & Gruppioni, G 2018, 'Poisoning histories in the Italian renaissance: The case of Pico Della Mirandola and Angelo Poliziano', Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, vol. 56, no. 2018, 56, pp. 83-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2018.03.016

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Gallello, G., Cilli, E., Bartoli, F., Andretta, M., Calcagnile, L., Pastor, A., Guardia, M. D. L., Serventi, P., Marino, A., Benazzi, S., & Gruppioni, G. (2018). Poisoning histories in the Italian renaissance: The case of Pico Della Mirandola and Angelo Poliziano. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 56(2018), 83-89. [56]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2018.03.016

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Gallello G, Cilli E, Bartoli F, Andretta M, Calcagnile L, Pastor A et al. Poisoning histories in the Italian renaissance: The case of Pico Della Mirandola and Angelo Poliziano. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2018 Mar 28;56(2018):83-89. 56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2018.03.016

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Gallello, Gianni ; Cilli, Elisabetta ; Bartoli, Fulvio ; Andretta, Massimo ; Calcagnile, Lucio ; Pastor, Agustin ; Guardia, Miguel de la ; Serventi, Patrizia ; Marino, Alberto ; Benazzi, Stefano ; Gruppioni, Giorgio. / Poisoning histories in the Italian renaissance: The case of Pico Della Mirandola and Angelo Poliziano. In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 56, No. 2018. pp. 83-89.

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