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The Professor Of Secrets

Author: William Eamon.

The Professor Of Secrets

Author: William Eamon.

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Item #: D20457
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN: 9781426206504
An utterly unconventional doctor, Leonardo Fioravanti (1517-88) was remarkably forward-thinking even by the lofty standards of Renaissance Italy. Neither a miracle worker nor a charlatan, Fioravanti's misfortune was to be mistaken for both. As the Pulitzer-Prize nominated author of Science and the Secrets of Nature reveals here, Fioravanti's marvelous cures and talent for self-aggrandizement earned him the adoration of the ... More
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An utterly unconventional doctor, Leonardo Fioravanti (1517-88) was remarkably forward-thinking even by the lofty standards of Renaissance Italy. Neither a miracle worker nor a charlatan, Fioravanti's misfortune was to be mistaken for both. As the Pulitzer-Prize nominated author of Science and the Secrets of Nature reveals here, 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.


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