Antonio Filippo Ciucci: Aspects Of Forensic Toxicology

Giovanna Tassoni, Massimiliano Zampi, Rino Froldi


The Authors have studied the aspects of forensic toxicology contained in the book Il Filo di Arianna (Ariadnes thread) written by Antonio Filippo Ciucci, and published in 1682. This book is considered the first treatise of legal medicine written in vulgar (ancient italian). The Ciuccis book contains many elements of originality, in particular for what concerns the poisoning diagnosis, the role of the institutional actors of sanitary body of this historical period, and their activity of export.


Keywords: Forensic toxicology, poisoning diagnosis, expert activity, XVII century

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