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August 2, 1941

A History of Magic and Experimental Science. Volumes V and VI: The Sixteenth Century

JAMA. 1941;117(5):405. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820310077041

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These two volumes in this remarkable series deal with the sixteenth century. Here is a scientific account of the beginning of astrology, of the foundations of German medicine, the coming of Fracastoro, the rise of anatomy, of Jerome Cardan and Paracelsus. Here also is the story of the medicine of the period after 1550—superstitions relating to gems, divination and the literature of witchcraft and magic. This is certainly a most valuable contribution for all who are interested in the evolution of folk medicine and quackery.

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