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[Perspectives] Is it all in the stars?

Medical practice in Elizabethan London was a heady mix of old and new. Traditional physicians, still steeped in Galenism, tried not very successfully to keep things under control from their base at the College of Physicians. Other perspectives challenged them, including advocates of chemical medicine, deriving from Paracelsus, and astrological medicine, with ancient roots—and still acceptable even to a few fellows of the College. One of the most renowned, if controversial, astrological healers was Simon Forman (1551–1611).