[Extraordinary news of a curious apothecary. Monsters and wonders in the Florentine diary of Luca Landucci].

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This article offers a new reading of the well-known diary kept by the Florentine apothecary Luca Landucci between 1450 and 1516, examining its accounts of prodigies and other "monstrous" occurrences from a modern scientific point of view. Particular consideration is given to descriptions of a variety of birth defects observed in various Italian cities at… (More)

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@article{Ciseri2011ExtraordinaryNO, title={[Extraordinary news of a curious apothecary. Monsters and wonders in the Florentine diary of Luca Landucci].}, author={Lorenzo Montemagno Ciseri}, journal={Physis; rivista internazionale di storia della scienza}, year={2011}, volume={48 1-2}, pages={259-84} }