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1493 ca1541, Sep 24
a Swiss physician, alchemist, lay theologian, and philosopher of the German Renaissance. He was a pioneer in several aspects of the "medical revolution" of the Renaissance, emphasizing the value of observation in combination with received wisdom. He is credited as the "father of toxicology". Paracelsus also had a substantial impact as a prophet or diviner, his "Prognostications" being studied by Rosicrucians in the 1600s. Paracelsianism is the early modern medical movement inspired by the study of his works. "Paracelsus sought a universal knowledge that was not found in books or faculities" thus, between 1517 and 1524, he embarked on a series of extensive travels around Europe.
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