- Phi·lip·pus Au·re·o·lus [fi-lip-uh s aw-ree-oh-luh s] /fɪˈlɪp əs ɔˈri oʊ ləs/, Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, 1493?–1541, Swiss physician and alchemist.
- (italics) a dramatic poem (1835) by Robert Browning, based on the life of Paracelsus.
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"Paracelsus," so denominated, was one of Robert Browning's earlier poems.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
Paracelsus gives very minute directions for the making of a magic mirror.Storyology
Your forefather, who, in the revival of science, sought the secrets of Apollonius and Paracelsus.
Yet Paracelsus—modest Paracelsus—had an arrogance that soared higher than all our knowledge.
Wurzburg, where Festus and Paracelsus had been as students, is on its banks.Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning
- 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
Paracelsus(păr′ə-sĕl′səs)Philippus Aureolus 1493-1541
- German-Swiss alchemist and physician who introduced the concept of disease to medicine. 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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