• ·        The petrified corpse: First study on the preservation status of the skin

Rossetti, C., Licata, M., Carli, A., (…), Piombino-Mascali, D., Fulcheri, E.     2019
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 81(5), pp. 1191-1193

  • ·        Bioarchaeology of the human remains of the so-called “sailor” from the site of the ancient ships of Pisa – San Rossore

Mallegni, F., Tesi, C., Ricci, S.       2019

Medicina Historica 3(3), pp. 196-205

  • ·        The walled nuns of the crypt of Santissima Annunziata in Valenza (Piedmont, Italy)

Fusco, R., Tesi, C. 2019

Medicina Historica 3(2), pp. 108-109

  • ·        “Medicine does not have to cure the poor”. The thought of Giovanni Bianchi (1693-1775)
    Licata, M., Armocida, G., Ciliberti, R. 2019

Acta Biomedica 90(3), pp. 339-340

  • ·        The space of man’s death. A modern age secondary burial case in northern Italy

Licata, M., Motto, M., Grassi, B., Badino, P., Iorio, S. 2019

HOMO 70(2), pp. 93-104

  • ·        Olive oil in pharmacological and cosmetic traditions

Gorini, I., Iorio, S., Ciliberti, R., Licata, M., Armocida, G.    2019

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 18(5), pp. 1575-1579

  • ·        Bishop dies and donates his body to science

Ciliberti, R., Ventura, F., Licata, M.            2019

Educacion Medica 20(5), pp. 329

  • ·        Cranial Trepanation: An Ancient Neurosurgical Therapy? Thoughts of a Follower of Positivist Medicine and Anthropology
    Iorio, S., Licata, M., Ciliberti, R., Gazzaniga, V.               2019

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 30(6), pp. e570-e573

  • ·        The acetylcholine therapy in the treatment of schizophrenia – The experience of mario fiamberti in the hospital of varese (1937)

Armocida, G., Licata, M., Gorini, I., Ciliberti, R.      2019
AMHA – Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica17(1), pp. 91-102

  • ·        A case of erosive polyarthropathy from Medieval northern Italy (12th–13th centuries)

Tesi, C., Giuffra, V., Fornaciari, G., (…), Motto, M., Licata, M.         2019

International Journal of Paleopathology 25, pp. 20-29

  • ·        Environmental necrophagous fauna selection in a funerary hypogeal context: The putridarium of the Franciscan monastery of Azzio (northern Italy)

Pradelli, J., Rossetti, C., Tuccia, F., (…), Licata M, Verzeletti, A., Vanin, S.    2019

Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 24, pp. 683-692

  • ·        Role of Radiology in the Assessment of Skeletons from Archeological Sites

Licata, M., Tosi, A., Ciliberti, R., Badino, P., Pinto, A.          2019

Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI 40(1), pp. 12-17

  • ·        Radiology of Mummies

Licata, M., Tosi, A., Larentis, O., (…), lorio, S., Pinto, A.     2019

Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI 40(1), pp. 5-11

  • ·        Biomechanical analysis of a femur fracture in osteoarchaeology: Reconstruction of pathomechanics, treatment and gait

Licata, M., Iorio, S., Benaglia, P., (…), Verzeletti, A., Rossetti, C.    2019

Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 61, pp. 115-121

  • ·        Towards an international future

Licata, M. 2019

Medicina Historica 3(3), pp. 129-130

  • ·        Care for others: The female perspective

Ciliberti, R., Armocida, G., Licata, M.          2019

Acta Biomedica 90(4), pp. 619-620

  • ·        New shapes and original medical creations: The dependent nature of the individual in a Nahua community in Mexico
    Iorio, S., Badino, P., Licata, M.     2019

Acta Biomedica 90(3), pp. 310-318

  • ·        Rebury the “atavistic skull” studied by Lombroso?

Ciliberti, R., Armocida, G., Licata, M.         2019

American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 40(2), pp. 136-139

  • ·        Mummified remains in the field of forensics. The comparison of a 19th century case report with current cases

Licata, M., Larentis, O., Ventura, F., Ciliberti, R.    2019

Medicina Historica 3(2), pp. 99-104

  • ·        Critical to the clinical value of anthropological anomalies of the skull in Forensic Psychiatry and Criminal Anthropology (from the lessons of Professor Pasquale Penta 1899-1900 academic year

Licata, M., Fusco, R., Iorio, S., Tesi, C.      2019

Medicina Historica 3(1), pp. 10-15

  • ·        Science and religion: Enemies for life?

Ciliberti, R., Tesi, C., Fusco, R., Bonsignore, A., Licata, M. 2019

Acta Biomedica90(4), pp. 525-530

  • ·        Actuality and originality in the scientific thought of Enrico Morselli (1852-1929)

Ciliberti, R., Iorio, S., Tosi, A., Larentis, O., Licata, M.         2019

Rivista di Psichiatria 54(3), pp. 131-136

  • ·        Osteological evidence of metabolic diseases from a post medieval North Italy archaeological site

Larentis, O., Tonina, E., Iorio, S., Gorini, I., Licata, M.         2019

Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Article in Press

  • ·        Angelo Mosso (1846–1910). Brain’s rule in physiognomic. A new face of pathological diagnosis

Larentis, O.         2019

Neurological Sciences 40(4), pp. 895-897

  • ·        A probable case of subligamentous tuberculous spondylitis: The concealed body of the Late Modern Period (early 16th century to early 20th century), Franciscan crypt of St. Anthony and St. Eusebius church, Lombardy, Italy

Larentis, O., Tonina, E., Tesi, C., (…), Ciliberti, R., Licata, M.            2019

International Journal of Osteoarchaeology,  Article in Press

  • ·        Bioarcheology in northwest Italy. Our experience

Larentis, O., Gorini, I.      2019

Medicina Historica 3(1), pp. 46-47

  • ·        Heterogenic transfusion in Italy. Historical review of a medical practice

Gorini, I., Larentis, O., Ciliberti, R., Pezzoni, B.       2019

Medicina Historica 3(3), pp. 181-184

  • ·        The medieval church of San Biagio in Cittiglio (Varese, Northern Italy). Archaeological and anthropological investigations of the cemeterial area

Licata, M., Iorio, S., Rossetti, C., (…), Borgo, M., Badino, P.            2019

Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica 25(1), pp. 163-183


  • ·        Can artificially deforming skulls cause “defects of intelligence”? The observations of a positivist anthropologist on an artificially deformed skull discovered in Naples

Licata, M., Ciliberti, R., Iorio, S.   2018

Neurological Sciences 39(11), pp. 1985-1987

  • ·        Multiple Abnormalities in the Skull of a Prostitute. An Autopsy Report (1900)

Licata, M., Larentis, O., Tesi, C., Iorio, S.  2018

Acta medica academica 47(2), pp. 204-208

  • ·        The trial of the skull studied by the founder of Criminal Anthropology: The war of the Lombroso Museum
    Ciliberti, R., Monza, F., De Stefano, F., Licata, M.           2018

Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 59, pp. 13-15

  • ·        Cadaverous decomposition as a representation of the soul’s journey. Anthropological evidence of a funerary ritual

Licata, M., Borgo, M., Badino, P., Iorio, S.              2018

Religions 9(9),272

  • ·        Some observations on the signs of certain death in the 18th century

Gorini, I., Martini, M., Licata, M. 2018

Acta Biomedica 89(3), pp. 349-351

  • ·        The disease of a plague. A study proposal of the sample of individuals from the convent of S. Rocco in Merate

Fusco, R., Tesi, C.              2018

Medicina Historica 2(2), pp. 101-103

  • ·        Show Me the Shape of your Face and I Will Tell You What Crime You Have Committed

Iorio, S., Larentis, O., Licata, M.  2018

American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 39(3), pp. 282-283

  • ·        The “Canone Inverso”: When tobacco was not so bad. A look back at the primordial debate on the tobacco effects in the occupational medicine

Marinozzi, S., Iorio, S., Licata, M., Gulino, M. 2018

Acta Biomedica 89(2), pp. 173-179

  • ·        The “Mummy of Erba”: A study proposal for the analysis of a mummified Egyptian specimen

Fusco, R., Larentis, O., Cermesoni, B., Ravagnan, A., Tesi, C.           2018

Medicina Historica 2(3), pp. 163-165

  • ·        A foetal tile from an archaeological site: anthropological investigation of human remains recovered in a medieval cemetery in Northern Italy

Licata, M., Rossetti, C., Tosi, A., Badino, P.2018

Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 31(11), pp. 1527-1529

  • ·        Luigi Porta’s contribution to anesthesia in Europe in the 1800s

Licata, M.            2018

Journal of Anesthesia 32(2), pp. 297-299

  • ·        A pyramid skull of an epileptic (1901). Anthropological diagnose of a positivistic physician

Licata, M.            2018

Neurological Sciences 39(4), pp. 773-775

  • ·        A case of Paget from a Northern Italy medieval necropolis

Rossetti, C., Pasquinelli, L., Verzeletti, A., (…), Licata, M., Fulcheri, E.          2018

International Journal of Paleopathology 20, pp. 104-107

  • ·        13 th may 2018. 40 years on, italy, the first nation in the world to permanently close all psychiatric hospitals

Ciliberti, R., Licata, M.     2018

Acta Biomedica 89(4), pp. 588-589

  • ·        What disease did Goethe witness during his journey through the italian alps? Was it pellagra or another disease of malnutrition?
    Licata, M., Iorio, S.          2018

Nutrition and Dietetics 75(5), pp. 541

  • ·        An osteological museum inside the varese medical school? A proposal from the medical, anthropological and paleopathological point of view

Licata, M., Gorini, I., Iorio, S.       2018

Acta Biomedica 88(4), pp. 510-511

  • ·        Magic, science and morality in renaissance humanist medicine and psychiatry

Licata, M., Gorini, I., Schiavone, V., Ciliberti, R.     2018

Medicina Historica 2(3), pp. 117-125

  • ·        The bioarchaeology of humans in Italy: Development and issues of a discipline

Licata, M., Tosi, A., Rossetti, C., Iorio, S.  2018

Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica 24(1), pp. 119-130

  • ·        A case of Concha Bullosa and potentially related evidences. Concha bullosa discovered in the bones of a medieval skeleton from Brentonico, northeast Italy: A case report

Tonina, E., Licata, M., Pangrazzi, C., (…), Romano, L., Larentis, O. 2018

Medicina Historica 2(2), pp. 94-98


  • ·        HPV and cancer. Is this all eve’s fault?

Iorio, S., Gazzaniga, V., Licata, M., Raimondi, C.   2017

European Journal of Oncology 22(3-4), pp. 157-158

  • ·        Osteoarchaeological evidence of an unknown medieval battle in Northern Italy. A case of Forensic Anthropology

Licata, M., Rossetti, C.    2017

Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 51, pp. 74-75

  • ·        The Skeleton of the Azzio’s Crypt (Northern Italy): A Forensic Case in an Archaeological Context

Licata, M., Rossetti, C.    2017

American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 38(3), pp. 272-274

  • ·        Forgotten episodes of euthanasia in the 19th century

Licata, M., Nicoli, F., Armocida, G.             2017

The Lancet 390(10096), pp. 736

  • ·        A giant urinary bladder stone in the mummy of Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Joseph Tyan (1760–1820) and its environmental and nutritional implications

Capasso, L., Licata, M., Pinto, A., (…), Centrella, D., D’anastasio, R.             2017

Radiography 23(1), pp. 67-72

  • ·        Ethical issues in paleopathological and anthropological research experiences

Licata, M., Monza, F.2017

Acta Biomedica 88(3), pp. 315-318

  • ·        Johann Gottlieb Walter (1734-1818) and the technical preparation of bones in an anatomical cabinet in the late eighteenth and nineteenth century

Monza, F., Badino, P., Licata, M. 2017

AMHA – Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica 15(2), pp. 253-260

  • ·        To investigate the degenerative alterations of the spine in Paleopathology

Licata, M., Armocida, G., Broggini, M., Borgo, M. 2017

Acta reumatologica portuguesa 42(1), pp. 94-95

  • ·        A reading of archaeological and anthropological results of the second half of the 19th century on paleoanthropological skull in a prehistoric cave of north west Lombardy

Badino, P., Licata, M., Martini, M., Iorio, S.            2017

Acta Biomedica 88(1), pp. 97-100

  • ·        On two Italian publications by the Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz (1881-1969)

Aliverti, M., Gorini, I., Borgo, M., (…), Vecchio, I., Tornali, C.          2017

Acta Medica Mediterranea 33(3), pp. 471-474

  • ·        Corpus loquens: The speaking body and Abele De Blasio (1858-1945)

Borgo, M., Martini, M., Bragazzi, N.L., (…), Vecchio, I., Licata, M. 2017

Acta Medica Mediterranea 33(1), pp. 95-100

  • ·        Has the ice bucket challenge really increased people’s awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Insights and ethical implications from Google Trends and wikipedia: A 2 years-follow up

Bragazzi, N.L., Martini, M., Igwe, S.C., (…), Mohammadadawi, Brigo, F.     2017

Acta Medica Mediterranea 33(5), pp. 875-878


  • ·        Tomb number 2 of the church of St. Michael in Mornago (Varese, Italy). Anthropological and archaeological study of medieval funeral remains

Licata, M., Badino, P., Iorio, S.     2016

Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica 22(2), pp. 203-209

  • ·        Case study: The complexity of confirming the diagnoses of Gardner Syndrome in a medieval woman

Licata, M., Borgo, M., Nicosia, L., Iorio, S.             2016

Radiography 22(4), pp. e269-e270

  • ·        Ethical aspects of medical thought on the madness in the enlightenment

Martini, M., Gorini, I., Licata, M., (…), Schiavone, M., Ciliberti, R.  2016

AMHA – Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica 14(1), pp. 73-80

  • ·        The Diet of Three Medieval Individuals from Caravate (Varese, Italy). Combined Results of ICP-MS Analysis of Trace Elements and Phytolith Analysis Conducted on Their Dental Calculus

Lazzati, A.M.B., Levrini, L., Rampazzi, L., (…), Licata, M., Corti, C.  2016

  • ·        New paleoradiological investigations of ancient human remains from North West Lombardy archaeological excavations

Licata, M., Borgo, M., Armocida, G., Nicosia, L., Ferioli, E. 2016

Skeletal Radiology 45(3), pp. 323-331

  • ·        I Medici Condotti e la Sanità Pubblica in Italia: L’Esempio del Gabinetto Medico del Dott. Sgandurra Presso Farindola (Abruzzo)

Capasso, L., Rapinese, A., Di Fabrizio, A., Licata, M.            2016

Medicina nei secoli 28(1), pp. 259-272

  • ·        Diagnosis of multiple osteomas in an ancient skeleton discovered in the necropolis of Caravate – Northern Italy

Licata, M., Borgo, M., Armocida, G., Nicosia, L., Ferioli, E.               2016

European Journal of Oncology 21(4), pp. 238-242

  • ·        Leopoldo maggi: Physican, anthropologist and archaeologist

Licata, M., Iorio, S., Badino, P., Tornali, C., Vecchio, I.       2016

Acta Medica Mediterranea 32(5), pp. 1569-1570

  • ·        The case of an osteochondroma in a skeleton from the seventeen century crypt of northern Lombardy

Nicosia, L., Licata, M., Armocida, G., (…), Iorio, S., Rossetti, C.       2016

Acta Medica Mediterranea 32(5), pp. 1567-1568


  • ·        Trauma to the skull: An analysis of injuries in ancient skeletons from North West Lombardy archaeological sites

Licata, M., Armocida, G. 2015

AMHA – Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica 13(2), pp. 251-264

  • ·        Anatomical preparations in museums a special category of cultural heritage

Monza, F., Licata, M.       2015

Medicina nei secoli 27(2), pp. 615-628


  • ·        Different types of traumatic lesions on mediaeval skeletons from archaeological sites in Varese (North Italy): Diagnosis on ante mortal fractures using macroscopic, radiological and CT analysis

Licata, M., Ronga, M., Cherubino, P., Armocida, G.             2014

Injury 45(2), pp. 457-459