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The Book of Madness and Cures

O'Melveny, Regina (Audiobook CD - 2012 )
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Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice: a woman who practices medicine. Her father, a renowned physician, has provided her entree to this all male profession, and inspired in her a shared mission to understand the secrets of the human body. Then her father disappears and Gabriella faces a crisis: she is no longer permitted to treat her patients, women who need her desperately, without her father's patronage. She sets out across Europe to find where and why he has gone. Following clues from his occasional enigmatic letters, Gabriella crosses Switzerland, Germany and France, entering strange and forbidding cities. She travels to Scotland, the Netherlands, and finally to Morocco. In each new land she probes the mystery of her father's flight, and opens new mysteries of her own. Not just mysteries of ailments and treatments, but ultimate mysteries of mortality, love, and the timeless human spirit. The novel contains medical lore and sensuous, vivid details of Renaissance life.
Authors: O'Melveny, Regina
Title: The book of madness and cures
[sound recording]
Publisher: [New York] : Hachette Audio, p2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (600 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Duration: 10:00:00.
Summary: Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice: a woman who practices medicine. Her father, a renowned physician, has provided her entree to this all male profession, and inspired in her a shared mission to understand the secrets of the human body. Then her father disappears and Gabriella faces a crisis: she is no longer permitted to treat her patients, women who need her desperately, without her father's patronage. She sets out across Europe to find where and why he has gone. Following clues from his occasional enigmatic letters, Gabriella crosses Switzerland, Germany and France, entering strange and forbidding cities. She travels to Scotland, the Netherlands, and finally to Morocco. In each new land she probes the mystery of her father's flight, and opens new mysteries of her own. Not just mysteries of ailments and treatments, but ultimate mysteries of mortality, love, and the timeless human spirit. The novel contains medical lore and sensuous, vivid details of Renaissance life.
Local Note: 118 133 148 173 193 226 228 263
Additional Contributors: Kellgren, Katherine
ISBN: 9781611136197
1611136199
Statement of Responsibility: Regina O'Melveny
Performers: Read by Katherine Kellgren.
Subject Headings: Women physicians Fiction. Fathers and daughters Fiction. Missing persons Italy Fiction. Self-realization in women Fiction. Venice (Italy) History 1508-1797 Fiction. Europe History 16th century Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Mystery fiction.
Audiobooks.
Topical Term: Women physicians
Fathers and daughters
Missing persons
Self-realization in women
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