paracelsian method

par·a·cel·si·an meth·od

older term for the treatment of disease using only chemical agents.

paracelsian method

[-sel′sē·ən]
Etymology: Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus, Swiss alchemist and physician, 1493-1541
the use of chemical agents, such as sulfur, iron, lead, and arsenic, in the treatment of disease.

Paracelsian method

An obsolete term for the treatment of disease by only chemical means, delineated by Paracelsus (1493–1541), a Swiss alchemist and physician.

Paracelsus,

Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, Swiss physician, 1493-1541.
paracelsian method - the use of chemical agents only in the treatment of disease.
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Continuing the exploration of Paracelsian and anti-Paracelsian rhetoric and sentiments, Mitchell Hammond approaches the issue socially through a study of Augsburg and examines precisely who found Paracelsian methods appealing.