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On Monsters and Marvels
On Monsters and Marvels
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226645636
  • ISBN: 0226645630
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Pare, Ambroise, Pallister, Janis L.

SUMMARY

Ambroise Paré, born in France around 1510, was chief surgeon to both Charles IX and Henri III. In one of the first attempts to explain birth defects, Paré produced On Monsters and Marvels, an illustrated encyclopedia of curiosities, of monstrous human and animal births, bizarre beasts, and natural phenomena. Janice Pallister's acclaimed English translation offers a glimpse of the natural world as seen by an extraordinary Renaissance natural philosopher.Pare, Ambroise is the author of 'On Monsters and Marvels', published 1995 under ISBN 9780226645636 and ISBN 0226645630.

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