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 (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

(ˌpærəˈsɛlsəs)
n
(Biography) Philippus Aureolus (ˈfɪlɪpəs ˌɔːrɪˈəʊləs), real name Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim. 1493–1541, Swiss physician and alchemist, who pioneered the use of specific treatment, based on observation and experience, to remedy particular diseases

Par•a•cel•sus

(ˌpær əˈsɛl səs)

n.
Philippus Aureolus (Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim), 1493?–1541, Swiss physician and alchemist.
Par`a•cel′si•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Paracelsus - Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)
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