The Complicated Man Behind Toxicology – Paracelsus

The Complicated Man Behind Toxicology – Paracelsus

Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim or Paracelsus is known as the first or father of toxicology. His principles are still in use today.

….toxicology

  • Dose and timing matter (threshold)
  • People matter (response)
  • and so does environment
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astrology, alchemy

His work is considered to be key in alchemy as well. He is known as a prophet or diviner. And he was a follower of Hermes Trismegistus.

lay theology

And due to his father’s mentorship, he was educated in the Benedictine philosophies of the Catholic church. He was a lay theologian.

Paracelsus believed that the person who studied and practiced medicine/toxicology must believe in the divine and be of good character. He thought this was inseparable.

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