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The Devil's Doctor: Paracelus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science

Biography / Memoir

By: Philip Ball

436 pages, b&w illus

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #164824 | ISBN: 0374229791
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Called an enemy of the 16th century's medical establishment, Paracelsus attracted myths even before he died. Who was the man behind these stories? Ball exposes a more complex truth - one that emerges only by entering into Paracelsus's time.


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