Harry R. Schwartz

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The Pseudodoxia Epidemica

Published 08 Mar 2009. Tags: books, history, old-dead-white-guys, science.

In the 1600s a doctor named Thomas Browne wrote a comprehensive refutation of many of the superstitions of his day. This has recently been published online.

Some of the propositions he refutes:

You get the idea. This book is amazing.