Paracelsus


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Par·a·cel·sus

 (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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I know not Lethe nor Nepenthe," remarked he; "but I have learned many new secrets in the wilderness, and here is one of them -- a recipe that an Indian taught me, in requital of some lessons of my own, that were as old as Paracelsus.
And likewise call to mind that saying of paracelsus about what it is that maketh the best musk.
They were the works of philosophers of the middle ages, such as Albertus Magnus, Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, and the famous friar who created the prophetic Brazen Head.
All the value which attaches to Pythagoras, Paracelsus, Cornelius Agrippa, Cardan, Kepler, Swedenborg, Schelling, Oken, or any other who introduces questionable facts into his cosmogony, as angels, devils, magic, astrology, palmistry, mesmerism, and so on, is the certificate we have of departure from routine, and that here is a new witness.
When I returned home my first care was to procure the whole works of this author, and afterwards of Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus.
All that he said threw greatly into the shade Cornelius Agrippa, Albertus Magnus, and Paracelsus, the lords of my imagination; but by some fatality the overthrow of these men disinclined me to pursue my accustomed studies.
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It was Paracelsus who discovered that the active ingredients in opium were more soluble in alcohol than water, however, his laudanum differed from the version used in the Victorian era.
In 2004, Wyss was awarded his first honorary doctorate from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and in 2005 was honored with another honorary doctorate from Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria.
It traces the development of the concept of 'Faerie' in Northern European literature from the Arthurian cycle to Marlowe to Paracelsus to von Lilienfield and points between, touching on voices from Otherworld, both ghostly and living; symbolism of the Fairy Mound and its association with Morgan le Fay; Satyrs and Faeries.
Montillo lays out how the well-read Shelley may have learned of Aldini's experiments, come across the ideas of Renaissance alchemists Paracelsus and Cornelius Agrippa that turn up on Victor Frankenstein's bookshelf, and even perhaps stumbled upon the name Frankenstein.
Paracelsus, the 1904 winner, figured in her June 1901 litter by Under The Globe.