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(par-ĕ-sel'sus),
Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, Swiss physician, 1493-1541. See: paracelsian method.

Paracelsus

(păr′ə-sĕl′səs) Originally Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim. 1493-1541.
German-Swiss alchemist and physician. He held that illness was the result of external agents attacking the body rather than imbalances within the body and advocated the use of chemicals against disease-causing agents.

Paracelsus

(păr-ă-sĕl′sŭs)
[Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, 1493–1541]
Swiss alchemist and physician who introduced several chemicals (lead, sulfur, iron, and arsenic) into pharmaceutical chemistry.
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In chapters that examine exhaustively every feature of the poem's design (including the function of the prose marginalia); that suggest Fletcher's borrowings from other allegorists (Spenser, Du Bartas, John Davies of Hereford); that identify Fletcher's relationship to influential philosophical and scientific discourses (Aristotelian, Neoplatonic, Galenic, Paracelsian, Vesalian); and that situate Fletcher with respect to the emerging science of Harvey and his compeers, Mitchell offers, finally, a revisionist defense of The Purple Island as a brilliantly executed, uniquely inventive, allegorically coherent accomplishment.
The debates surrounding the successes and failures of these new drugs, the challenges issued to Galenic practice by Paracelsian physicians, and the various poison plots reported against (and sometimes by) English monarchs, all combined to make drugs, and drugs as poison, a hot topic that dramatists were quick to exploit.
The thirteen sections of the reader relate directly to the thirteen essays of that work, dealing with the state of medical practice and knowledge in Western Europe in 1500; the variety of healers sought out by the sick; the bloodletting of Vesalius and the emergence of medical humanism; connections between religion and medicine; the legacy of Paracelsian medicine; the understanding and treatment of contagious disease by early modern communities; new models of the body emerging between 1600 and 1800; the role of women within medicine; the experience and treatment of mental illness; war and medicine; the relationship between health, environment, and population; European medicine and the encounter with the New World; and the organizational and economic impact of the Enlightenment.
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From about 1570 he began writing theological works, many of which were deeply influenced by mystical and Paracelsian ideas.
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