Definition of Paracelsus
1. Noun. 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).
Generic synonyms: Doc, Doctor, Dr., Md, Medico, Physician
Medical Definition of Paracelsus
1. Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, Swiss physician, 1493-1541. See: paracelsian method. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Paracelsus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of Chemistry by Forris Jewett Moore (1918)
"paracelsus.—Philippus Aureolus paracelsus Theophrastus Bombastus, Eremite of Hohenheim (the name is in a measure characteristic of the man) was born in ..."
2. A History of Chemistry from Earliest Times to the Present Day Being Also an by Ernst von Meyer (1906)
"paracelsus was the man who, in the first half of the sixteenth century, ... The recent researches upon paracelsus—more especially Fr. Mook's ..."
3. A Beginner's History of Philosophy by Herbert Ernest Cushman (1911)
"paracelsus was a much-traveled Swiss, who tried to reform the practice of ... As a physician paracelsus could employ the magic arts without much danger of ..."
4. A Select Bibliography of Chemistry, 1492-1892 by Henry Carrington Bolton (1893)
"paracelsus-Forschungen. Erstes Heft. Inwiefern iSt unser Wissen fiber ... The Life and Doctrines of paracelsus. In New Curiosities of Literature, vol. I, p. ..."