Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here.
This week’s talk: Natural Magick, Alchemy, and Elixirs in Renaissance Medicine
What do the philosopher’s stone, mummies, and potable gold all have in common? Using rare volumes from the 16th and 17th centuries, curator Christopher Ryland from Vanderbilt’s History of Medicine Collections will discuss the early modern quest for immortality and the roots of modern pharmaceuticals.