Johann Dippel and the Elixir of Life

Johann Konrad Dippel was born in 1673 at Frankenstein Castle. Originally a theology student, Dippel began dabbling in chemistry, medicine and alchemy. Today he's remembered for creating a panacea that was used on a variety of ailments. How did he do it?

Topics in this Podcast: alchemy, European history, German history, 18th century, medical history