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The Medical Alchemist
- 18th century
Franz Christoph Janneck, Austrian
- 12.5 x 9 in.
Oil on copper
- On display in Transmutations
- 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.