Paracelsus

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Paracelsus
Paracelsus.jpg
Copy o a lost portrait bi Quentin Matsys
Born Philip von Hohenheim
11 November 1493(1493-11-11) or
17 December 1493(1493-12-17)
Egg, near Einsiedeln, Auld Swiss Confederacy (present-day Swisserland)
Died 24 September 1541(1541-09-24) (aged 47)
Salzburg, Archbishopric o Salzburg (present-day Austrick)
Naitionality Swiss, German
Ither names Theophrastus von Hohenheim; Phillipus Areolus; Bombastus
Alma mater Varsity o Ferrara
Era Renaissance filosofie
Region Wastren Filosofie
Schuil Renaissance humanism
Main interests
Alchemy
Physiology
Astrology
Science
the Occult
Notable ideas
Air is the arche
Faither o toxicology
"The dose maks the poison"

Paracelsus (late 1493 – September 24, 1541), born Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, wis a Swiss German[5] filosofer, pheesician, botanist, astrologer, an general occultist.[6] He is creditit as the foonder o toxicology.[7] He is an aa a famous revolutionary for utilisin observations o naitur, rather nor referrin tae auncient texts, something o radical defiance during his time.[7] He is creditit for giein zinc its name, cawin it zincum.[8][9] Modren psychology eften an aa credits him for bein the first tae note that some diseases are ruitit in psychological condeetions.[10]

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  1. Geoffrey Davenport, Ian McDonald, Caroline Moss-Gibbons (Editors), The Royal College of Physicians and Its Collections: An Illustrated History, Royal College of Physicians, 2001, p. 48.
  2. Digitaal Wetenschapshistorisch Centrum (DWC) - KNAW: "Franciscus dele Boë"
  3. Manchester Guardian 19 October 1905
  4. http://www.levity.com/alchemy/sir_thomas_browne.html
  5. "Paracelsus", Britannica, retrieved 24 November 2011 
  6. Allen G. Debus, "Paracelsus and the medical revolution of the Renaissance"—A 500th Anniversary Celebration from the National Library of Medicine (1993), p. 3.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Paracelsus: Herald of Modern Toxicology". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  8. Habashi, Fathi. Discovering the 8th metal (PDF). International Zinc Association. .
  9. Hefner Alan G. "Paracelsus". 
  10. "Paracelsus - Physician and Alchemist - Biography". Retrieved 23 September 2014.