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THE PROFESSOR OF SECRETS: MYSTERY, MEDICINE, AND ALCHEMY IN RENAISSANCE ITALY

In this new book from National Geographic, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author and historian William Eamon evokes the world of Renaissance medicine to tell the stranger-than-fiction tale of the brilliant yet utterly unconventional 16th-century doctor Leonardo Fioravanti. His marvelous remedies, outsize personality and talent for self-aggrandizement earned him the adoration of the public, the derision of the medical establishment and a reputation as one of his era's most colorful and combative figures. Learn more...

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