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  • proper n. A medical movement of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe, based on the theories and therapies of Paracelsus.


Paracelsian +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)


  • First of all, they saw in atomism a systematic mode of explanation, sanctified by time, with which they could confront the alterna - tives of Aristotelianism and Paracelsianism which many found intellectually stultifying and, because of the adherents of these other paths, often socially unaccept - able.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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