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The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science

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Philip Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim - known to later ages as Paracelsus - stands on the borderline between medieval and modern; a ... Show synopsis

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DLRS

A visionary way ahead of his times

by DLRS on Jul 6, 2009

Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus was born Theophrastus Phillipus Bombastus von Hohenheim in Switzerland in 1493. Those interested in the medicinal properties of plants, especially herbs, and their widespread use in laboratories today, should find this book fascinating and illuminating. Unfortunately, ... More

mtrotsky9

Wild and Wooly

by mtrotsky9 on Apr 2, 2007

This was an age of alchemy, magic and religious fanaticism. it was also a time when received wisdom came to be questioned. As a doctor, Paracelsus revolted against the Galenic tradition in medicine and stressed the value and utility of direct observation. In battle against orthodox practitioners, he ... More

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