The Professor of Secrets
Mystery, Medicine, and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy
By William Eamon
National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9781426206504, 368pp.
Publication Date: July 20, 2010
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“The author presents what medicine was like during the Renaissance with a wealth of unexpected details…and a light, accessible touch…that makes this book welcome reading not only for the summer but for any time of year.” —Los Angeles Times
“In this entertaining biography of Neapolitan physician and self-promoter Leonardo Fioravanti, Eamon gives a portrait of sixteenth century Italy that is far more realistic than that of those who follow the myth of the Renaissance.” –Book News