from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the chemical theory of medicine: applied to a school of medicine of the seventeenth century which, progressive in its tendencies, applied with a certain exclusiveness and extravagance chemical doctrines to the explanation of physiological and pathological phenomena: opposed to iatrophysical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to iatrochemistry, or to the iatrochemists.

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  • adjective of, or relating to iatrochemistry or an iatrochemist


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  • "The patients were not interested in the benefits of iatrochemical potions and were disdainful of innovation. So, instead of prescribing careful concoctions of mercury and antimony, we rebalanced humors like the most hidebound of Galenists...."

    —Iain Pears, An Instance of the Fingerpost (New York: Riverhead Books, 1998), 147

    October 7, 2008