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Title page of Johannes Christophorus Homann's Dissertatio inauguralis medica de medicinae cum geosophia nexu quam auspice deo prpitio (Hala Madgeburica, Hendelius, 1725). Johann Georg Ebersperger's engraving shows a Persian, with a gift-bearing Native American following close behind, offering remedies to Asclepius. The bed-ridden patient, the apothecary's chest laden with books, plants, a globe, and the various alchemical tools next to Asclepius remind readers of the trials and experimentations on new materia medica.