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Puccinotti, Francesco (1794-1872), a great medical writer, was born at Urbino and studied at Pavia and Rome. He lost his professorship of pathology at Macerata on account of his liberal opinions, but in 1838 received the chair of medical jurisprudence at Pisa. He died at Florence, and was buried in Santa Croce. His greatest work was the Storia Delia Medicina, but he was also author of valuable treatises on malarial fever, cholera, rice-disease, and other subjects. He was also a distinguished classical scholar.