Week3 Monday - Aldrovandi saw this monstrous rooster with a...

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Aldrovandi saw this “monstrous” rooster, with a “quadruped’s tail and a chicken’s crest…at the palace of the Most Serene Grand Duke of Tuscany, Francesco Medici.” What kind of natural history is this?
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Some of Aldrovandi’s chickens:
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Charlatans in the piazza, Venice: Note the snake handler
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Natural and invented wonders: Hydra, owned by King of France (illustration from Gesner’s book)
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Renaissance basilisk: manufactured wonder referring back to Pliny and Galen
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“basilisk” made from cartilage of ray (this one still exists in a museum in Neufchatel, Switzerland)
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Aldrovandi, sea monster
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What’s in Theriac? (universal remedy) Viper flesh (taken at the right time) Opium Cinnamon, nutmeg oil Gum arabic Honey Plant roots (iris, rhubarb, valerian, etc.) Plant leaves Flowers Mineral substance w. copper Etc.
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Preparation of theriac, Strasbourg, 1512
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Making theriac in Bologna: a public event
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Theophrastus von Hohenheim, or Paracelsus (1493-1541) Reform of alchemy and medicine Chemical (or alchemical) philosophy: Tapping into transformative
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