Thursday, February 3, 2011

Medicine and Magic in Elizabethan London: Simon Forman: Astrologer, Alchemist, and Physician by Lauren Kassell

Simon Forman (1552-1611) is one of London's most infamous astrologers. Whilst he was consulted thousands of times a year for medical and other questions he stood apart from the medical elite as he boldly asserted medical ideas that were at odds with most learned physicians. In this fascinating book, Lauren Kassell vividly recovers the world of medicine and magic in Elizabethan London.

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