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Author Ball, Philip, 1962-

Title The devil's doctor : Paracelsus and the world of Renaissance magic and science / Philip Ball.

Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Paracelsus BAL    Missing
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 PARACELSUS BAL    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 PARACELSUS BAL    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description viii, 436 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Black madonna: a country doctor -- The metal makers: learning the arts -- The universal scholar: a Renaissance education -- The staff and the snake: healing in the early renaissance -- Intellectual vagabonds: walking the pages of the book of nature -- A new religion: the trials of reformation -- Revolution under the sign of the shoe: sedition in Salzburg -- Transmutation at Ingolstadt: making gold -- Elixir and quintessence: a chemical medicine -- Bitter medicine: Paracelsus among the humanists -- The battle of Basle: how Paracelsus left town -- Against the grain: quicksilver and wood -- The alchemist inside: an hermetic biology -- Beyond wonders: the matrix of the world -- Star and ascendant: a science of prophesy -- Demons of the mind: invisible diseases -- The little man: animating the earth -- The white horse: death in Salzburg -- Work with fire: the chemical legacy of Paracelsus -- Philosopher's gold: the last of the chemical magicians.
Subject Paracelsus, 1493-1541.
Physicians -- Biography.
Alchemists -- Biography.
Science -- History -- 16th century.
Science and magic.
ISBN 0374229791 (hardcover : alk. paper) : $27.00
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