|Forlag||National Geographic Society|
|Emne||Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700; European history; General & world history; History of medicine; Italy; c 1500 to c 1600|
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Om Professor of Secrets
In the tradition of Galileo's Daughter and Brunelleschi's Dome, this exciting story illuminates the captivating world of the late Renaissancein this case its plagues, remedies, and alchemythrough the life of Leonardo Fioravanti, a brilliant, remarkably forward- thinking, and utterly unconventional doctor. Fioravanti's marvelous cures and talent for self-aggrandizement earned him the adoration of the people, the scorn of the medical establishment, and a reputation as one of the age's most colorful, combative figures. Written by Pulitzer-prize nominated historian William Eamon, The Professor of Secrets entices readers into a dangerous scientific underworld of sorcerers and surgeons. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, this gripping narrative will appeal to those interested in Renaissance history, the development of science, and the historical thrillers so popular today.