Bracesco, Giovanni (ca. 1550)

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Bracesco, Giovanni (ca. 1550)

A physician, prior, and alchemist of Brescia, Italy, who flourished in the sixteenth century. He gave much study to the Hermetic philosophy, and commented upon the work of the Arab alchemist Geber. His publications include The Tree of Life, a dissertation upon the uses of the Philosophers' stone in medicine, published in Rome in 1542.

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