Obscura Society NY: NYAM Series “Alchemy” WAIT LIST ONLY
Where: The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Ave.
212-822-7200 Price: $30
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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.Buy tickets/get more info now