22. Also Worked As A Healer
Even though he had comfortably established himself in the business of making prophecies, he did answer the call of duty as a healer when the horrendous black plague swept throughout Europe. Seems like he didn’t forget his time working in the apothecary, and his roots as a lover of herbal remedies!
While some of his suggestions of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene did help in treating the patients, his other suggestions weren’t particularly helpful, like the ‘rose pill’. He claimed that this lozenge, made from crushed rose petals, could protect people from the plague. But alas! It didn’t.