Alchemy at the New York Academy of Medicine
Why did the early modern authors of alchemical texts get such a bad rep? Alchemical “books of secrets” were commonplace throughout Europe by the beginning of the sixteenth-century. These works, mostly written as how-to manuals or collections of recipes, evoked strong reactions from skeptics and believers alike. Even while eliciting derision from many, they were also embraced by readers, and were translated into several languages and reprinted until the 19th century. Join us as we mine our own stacks for the texts of these pioneers in medical, chemical and scientific knowledge.
Part of a six-session series of Thursday evening sessions throughout 2016, we'll explore The New York Academy of Medicine's collections in the intimate setting of its beautiful rare book room, guided by two of its stewards.
Presented by Atlas Obscura at The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Thursday evenings at 6:30pm
$30 per session or $150 for the entire series
Advance tickets only, limited capacity
January 21st - Anatomical Illustrations
March 10th - East Meets West
May 12th - Medicinal Recipes (Botanicals)
July 7th - Medical Photography with Heidi Knoblauch
September 8th - Women’s Medicine
November 3rd - Alchemy
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org
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