Saturday, August 23, 2008

Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus

Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus

“…of Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus.” (pg. 25)

Paracelsus (nee Auroleus Phillipus Theostratus Bombastus von Hohenheim) was a famous famous alchemist and doctor. He is credited with introducing opium (what many modern pain medications are still derived from) and mercury into medicine. As most scientists are at some point, Paracelsus was mocked and ostracized for his views later in life.

Albertus Magnus was another great thinker, called the Universal Doctor and thought to be one of the most knowledgeable men of his time. He taught at many schools and wrote may works concerning natural science and theology.


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