Paracelsus: An Introduction to Philosophical Medicine in the Era of the Renaissance

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Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, 1982 - Medical - 399 pages
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'... A work in the best tradition of bibliographical research... even the casual reader will be impressed to learn that, four centuries ago, the man who had the courage to burn in public the writings of Avicenna, recognised pulmonary disease in miners as an occupational hazard, cretinism and goitre as endemic in certain areas, and chorea and hysteria as manifestations of disease, not demonic possession.'
  

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Contents

The Life of Paracelsus
5
Early journeys 15171524
13
The second set of journeys
22
Johannes Oporinus and his pen portrait of Paracelsus
29
Paracelsus as a figure of the Renaissance and Humanism
35
Paracelsus and popular criticism of Doctor and Patient in the PreReformation
44
The Philosophy of Paracelsus
50
Paracelsus conception of Time
72
Paracelsus and Neoplatonism The influence of Marsilio Ficino Ficinos ideal of
218
The Prime Matter of Paracelsus as foreshadowed by the philosophy of Salomo
227
Giordano Bruno
232
The Microcosmic Pattern as reflected by the Womb and the Earth Leonicenus
238
Paracelsus and Arnald of Villanova
248
Paracelsus and Alchemy
258
Paracelsus achievement in pure and medical Chemistry
273
Paracelsus and Nicolaus Cusanus
279

General
82
Earth and Water as Mothers Their offspring
95
The MacroMicrocosm theory in conflict with the concept of specificity The astral
104
Life soul spirit astral body and air
117
Medicine
126
Aetiology
140
Disease and the Stars The Animal in man and Lunacy The Psychiatry
150
Special Pathological Theories
153
uroscopy and dissection Anatomy of urine by Paracelsists
190
Progressive aspects of Paracelsus in Medicine and their limitations
200
Pomponazzi and Paracelsus
289
Agrippa of Nettesheyms Occult Philosophy
295
Middle XVIth Century opposition to Galen Johannes Argenterius and Paulus
301
Erastus Censure of Paracelsus
311
Daniel Sennerts Critical Defence of Paracelsus
333
Final Assessment
344
Addenda and Errata
351
Collation of loci quoted from Huser with the standard edition of Sudhoff
375
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