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The herbalist : Nicholas Culpeper and the fight for medical freedom

Author: Benjamin Woolley
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Nicholas Culpeper - legendary rebel, radical, Puritan, and author of the great "Herbal". Working in the underground world of religious sects, secret printing presses and unlicensed apothecary shops, Culpeper challenged the authority of the College of Physicians at the time it was reaching the very pinnacle of its power - and in the process helped spark the revolution that toppled a monarchy. This is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Nicholas Culpeper
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Woolley
ISBN: 9780007126576 0007126573 0007126581 9780007126583
OCLC Number: 54768298
Description: x, 402 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Benjamin Woolley.

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This is a story of Nicholas Culpeper - legendary rebel, radical, Puritan and author of the great 'Herbal'. This history of medicine's first freedom fighter is set in London during Britain's age of  Read more...

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