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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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.
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.
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.
Once in our chemistry class, during a discussion on poisons and toxins, our teacher taught us an adage credited to Paracelsus, physician, alchemist and astrologer of the German Renaissance.
An Interdisciplinary Approach at the Paracelsus Clinic
This was a joint study led by Ludwig Aigner from the University of Salzburg and Richard Weiss from Paracelsus Medical University and the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria.