Paracelsus


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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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It is true that Paracelsus, for instance, occasionally downplays the power of the heavenly bodies, suggesting that they merely image what happens on earth, (32) or that they merely 'cook' rather than create the occult powers into which the magician can tap.
We now have an appreciation of how toxic chemicals affect us at the molecular level, while in Paracelsus' time the concept of a molecule itself was still centuries away.
Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541), who adopted the name Paracelsus, was born in Einsiedeln, Switzerland.
Father of Pharmacology, Paracelsus said, All that mankind needs for good health and healing is provided in nature, the challenge of science is to find it.
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