The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy
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The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy

By Charles John Samuel Thompson
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Table of Contents
  • THE MYSTERY AND ROMANCE OF ALCHEMY AND PHARMACY
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • PART I.
    • CHAPTER I. THE DAWN OF THE ART OF HEALING.
    • CHAPTER II. THE WIZARDS OF EARLY GREECE.
    • CHAPTER III. THE WIZARDS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
    • CHAPTER IV. THE FATHERS OF MEDICINE.
    • CHAPTER V. THE EARLY AGE OF GREEK AND ROMAN PHARMACY.
    • CHAPTER VI. ALCHEMY—THE ALCHEMISTS.
      • The Symbols of the Alchemists.
    • CHAPTER VII. THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE.
    • CHAPTER VIII. THE BLACK ART AND OCCULT SCIENCES.
    • CHAPTER IX. THE ART OF FORETELLING.
    • CHAPTER X. BLACK MAGIC.
      • Taking the Oath.
    • CHAPTER XI. SUPERSTITION AND ITS INFLUENCE ON MEDICINE.
    • CHAPTER XII. LOVE PHILTRES.
    • CHAPTER XIII. THE PIONEERS OF PHARMACY AND BOTANY—PHYSIC GARDENS.
    • CHAPTER XIV. AMULETS, TALISMANS AND CHARMS.
    • CHAPTER XV. MONK PHYSICIANS—ITINERANT DOCTORS—SURGERY IN THE MIDDLE AGES.
    • CHAPTER XVI. PLANT LORE, DRUG CHARMS, AND FOLK MEDICINE.
    • CHAPTER XVII. MUMMIES AND THEIR USE IN MEDICINE—THE UNICORN.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • CHAPTER XIX. PHARMACY IN THE TIME OF QUEEN ELIZABETH.
    • CHAPTER XX. FAMOUS EMPIRICS AND THEIR NOSTRUMS.
    • CHAPTER XXI. THE ANTIQUITY AND HISTORY OF THE MORTAR.
  • PART II. ALCHEMY AND PHARMACY IN LITERATURE.
    • CHAPTER I. CHAUCER.
    • CHAPTER II. SHAKESPEARE.
    • CHAPTER III. SPENSER.
    • CHAPTER IV. GOETHE.
    • CHAPTER V. LE SAGE.
    • CHAPTER VI. BEN JONSON.
    • CHAPTER VII. SIR WALTER SCOTT.
    • CHAPTER VIII. DUMAS.
    • CHAPTER IX. READE.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • DICKENS.
      • THACKERAY.
    • CHAPTER XI. MARRYAT.
  • FOOTNOTES:
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