Michael Servetus' Parchment
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Origin

Michael Servetus

Type

Slip of Parchment Paper

Effects

Placing one hand on the parchment and one of the body of a sick or injured individual gives the user detailed information on how to cure or treat the condition.

Downsides

Only works by using 16th century methods. If the user's patient is not cured before a set period of time, the user will combust.

Activation

Touching

Collected by

Warehouse 9

Section

Telesphorus-474U

Date of Collection

1556

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Michael Servetus (29 September? 1509 or 1511 – 27 October 1553), was a Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer, and Renaissance humanist. He was the first European to correctly describe the function of pulmonary circulation. He was a polymath versed in many sciences: mathematics, astronomy and meteorology, geography, human anatomy, medicine and pharmacology, as well as jurisprudence, translation, poetry and the scholarly study of the Bible in its original languages. He is renowned in the history of several of these fields, particularly medicine and theology. He participated in the Protestant Reformation, and later developed a nontrinitarian Christology. Condemned by Catholics and Protestants alike, he was arrested in Geneva and burnt at the stake as a heretic by order of the city's Protestant governing council.

This slip of parchment was originally part of a folio containing some of his own written works on various medical procedures (of the time period) torn out by Michael himself before being sent to the stake. It was the only surviving piece that became an artifact.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Placing one hand on the parchment and one of the body of a sick or injured individual gives the user detailed information on how to cure or treat the condition. Only treatments known of in the 16th century will be reccomended. If the patient remains uncured or is not recovering in a days time, the user will begin to combust.

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