Paracelsus (late 1493 – September 24, 1541), born Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, wis a Swiss German filosofer, pheesician, botanist, astrologer, an general occultist. He is creditit as the foonder o toxicology. 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. He is creditit for giein zinc its name, cawin it zincum. Modren psychology eften an aa credits him for bein the first tae note that some diseases are ruitit in psychological condeetions.
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|Born||Philip von Hohenheim|
11 November 1493 or
17 December 1493
Egg, near Einsiedeln, Auld Swiss Confederacy (present-day Swisserland)
|Died||24 September 1541 (aged 47)|
Salzburg, Archbishopric o Salzburg (present-day Austrick)
|Ither names||Theophrastus von Hohenheim; Phillipus Areolus; Bombastus|
|Alma mater||Varsity o Ferrara|
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Faither o toxicology
"The dose maks the poison"
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