The Devil’s Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science – by Philip Ball

Originally published by William Heinemann, a division of Random House Group, Britain and copyright 2006 by Philip Ball; and published in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, New York, The Devil’s Doctor is a thorough- and exhaustively researched work on the evolution of alchemical/chemical experimentation leading up to the way we conduct science today.
In the enchanting style of author Philip Ball, it is interesting to read about the manners by which our progenitors conducted theoretical processes. Frankly, it is amazing that we have even reached our present accomplishments, given some of the previous thoughts of the generations before us! A good, if long, read, nevertheless.

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