Paracelsus


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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.
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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
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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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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.
And likewise call to mind that saying of paracelsus about what it is that maketh the best musk.
"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. Drink it!
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.
Who wants a system on the basis of the four elements, or a book to refute Paracelsus? Do you not see that it is no use now to be crawling a little way after men of the last century-- men like Bryant--and correcting their mistakes?--living in a lumber-room and furbishing up broken-legged theories about Chus and Mizraim?"
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.
Their topics include the city of G|rlitz during B|hm's lifetime, Martin Moller (1547-1606) and the "crisis of piety" of B|hm's time, the new Adam: B|hme and the theology of Paracelsus (1493/94-1541), B|hme and alchemy: a transmutation in three stages, and spiritualism and cultures of dissent: Johan Theodor von Tschesch (1595-1649) interprets B|hme.
To be honest, not all that much. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/442424/Paracelsus) Paracelsus , the 16th century scientist known largely for establishing the role of chemistry in medicine came up with the concept that everything can be poisonous, or not, depending on the dose.
The alchemist Paracelsus blended the roots and flowers in his ingredients for 'the elixir of life'.
Qatar-based Naseem Al Rabeeh Medical Centre has announced that it has received the Rose of Paracelsus Award, which recognises exemplary medical practice around the world.