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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.
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By Stefan on 03-16-11
very informative and well researched
This book gives a very good overview of the development of medicine during the transition from the middle ages to renaissance. Since it follows one person, it gives lots of colorful details that are easy to follow. I found parallels between renaissance medical establishment and today's medical practice very interesting.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Mary on 10-28-16
Where was the Alchemy???
This book had more dramatic words that any actual facts!!!
I don't even know what the author actually feels about the main character and I didn't learn anything about alchemy or medicine!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful