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

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Straunge Secretes: A Field Guide to Renaissance Medicine and Science

Thursday, October 30 at 4pm
Professor Holly Tucker

Holly Tucker is Professor of French Studies (Arts & Science) and Professor of Biomedical Ethics & Society (School of Medicine). She is also a recipient of Vanderbilt's coveted Chancellor's Award for Research.

Her teaching interests include: narrative medicine, medicine and literature, early history of medicine, and early-modern French culture and history.

Tucker is the author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine & Murder in the Scientific Revolution and Pregnant Fictions: Childbirth & the Fairy Tale in Early-Modern France. Her next book (City of Light, City of Poison) is under contract with W.W. Norton.

Across her research, Professor Tucker is deeply interested in what lessons the history of medicine holds for our own day.