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Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine: Resources

In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants

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This page has been created to provide further information regarding the National Library of Medicine exhibit, Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, which is currently on display at the Health Sciences Library. 

Historical Figures

Paracelsus Portrait

  • Ambroise Paré - One of the fathers of surgery and modern forensic pathology and a pioneer in surgical techniques and battlefield medicine, especially in the treatment of wounds. He was also an anatomist and invented several surgical instruments.File:Ambroise Paré.jpg


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