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The Medical Alchemist

  • 18th century
  • Franz Christoph Janneck, Austrian
  • 12.5 x 9 in.
    Oil on copper
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.275
  • No known copyright restrictions


A physician wearing the traditional physician's cap conducts a urinoscopy. A woman is seated beside him, waiting for the results. In the foreground the alchemist's assistant is tending to a furnace with a distillation in progress. On the floor is a mortar and pestle, books, glassware, and a manuscript with alchemical symbols.

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