In the Italian intellectual outline of the second half of the XIX century Francesco Selmi stands out for his discoveries in organic and inorganic chemistry as well as in toxicology. He also addressed his efforts to promote the relationship between science and industry.
The question of "Applied Sciences" in Italy, after the unification, and the contribution of Francesco Selmi to forensic medicine / Cavarra, B.. - In: MEDICINA NEI SECOLI. - ISSN 0394-9001. - 17:1(2005), pp. 129-134.