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The book of madness and cures: a novel

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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.
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Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction
Europe -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction
Father-daughter relationship -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Missing persons -- Italy -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
Self-realization -- Fiction
Self-realization in women -- Fiction
Venice (Italy) -- History -- 1508-1797 -- Fiction
Venice (Italy) -- History -- Fiction
Women physicians -- Fiction
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title_fullThe Book of Madness and Cures A Novel
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title_shortThe book of madness and cures
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Father-daughter relationship
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History
Missing persons
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Secrecy
Self-realization
Self-realization in women
Women physicians