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

Author(s): 
Kassell, Lauren
ISBN: 
0199215278
Date published: 
January 2007
Paperback
Price: 
£18.99

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.