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Do Mandrakes Really Scream? Magic and Medicine in written in blue lettering with Harry Potter written in red lettering.

Introduction page featuring a red background, introduction written in a white lettering script.  In the center is an image of an interior view of alchemy workshop showing the alchemist and many symbols important to alchemy, such as the rising sun, the moon, a lion and a serpent, a scale, a square, plants, a cross/caduceus, and most importantly, fire.


A blue background with Who is Nicholas Flamel? written in white lettering script at the bottom. In the center is a head and shoulders, full face illustration of Nicholas Flamel. A green background with Magical Creatures and Magical Plants written in white lettering script at the bottom. In the center is a white unicorn A purple background with Classes at Hogwarts written in white lettering script at the bottom. In the center is an interior view of a pharmacy; showing the master, standing and pointing to shelves of apothecary jars, instructing the novice who is sitting at a table with an open book.

This web site was created to accompany an exhibition at the National Library of Medicine,
July 24 – January 4, 2008.

Curated and Produced by Elizabeth J. Bland, Stephen Greenberg, and Jill L. Newmark
with assistance from Douglas Atkins, Roxanne Beatty, Rachel Ray Cleveland,
Walter Hickel, Melanie Modlin, and Patricia Tuohy.