On Monsters and Marvels

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University of Chicago Press, Oct 1, 1995 - Medical - 224 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Preface
3
On Women Who Carry Several Children during
23
An Example of Monsters That Are Created through
38
On Certain Monstrous Animals That Are Born Abnormally
53
An Example of Monsters Created through Corruption
66
An Example of the Artifice of Wicked Spital Beggars
74
About a HedgeWhore BeggarWoman Pretending to
81
About Those Who Are Possessed of Demons Who Speak
88
An Example of Several Diabolical Illusions
94
On Incubi and Succubi According to Physicians
105
On Flying Monsters
136
On Celestial Monsters
150
On Natural Disasters
158
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