Paracelsus: Aggressive and Outspoken Medieval Medical Practitioner

His aggressive manner of teaching and his outspoken criticism of traditional medical theory made him unwelcome in medieval universities. Introduction Paracelsus (November 11 or December 17, 1493 – 24 September, 1541) was a Swiss alchemist, physician, astrologer, and philosopher. Born Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim, he took the name Paracelsus later in life, meaning[…]