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He is credited as the “father of toxicology”. He also had a substantial impact as a prophet or diviner, his “Prognostications” being studied by Rosicrucians in the 1700s. Paracelsianism is the early modern medical movement inspired by the study of his works. This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards.
Paracelsus was born in Egg, a village close to the Etzel Pass in Einsiedeln, Schwyz. The historical house, dated to the 14th century, was destroyed in 1814. Paracelsus’ mother was probably a native of the Einsiedeln region and a bondswoman of Einsiedeln Abbey, who before her marriage worked as superintendent in the abbey’s hospital. Paracelsus’ mother probably died in 1502, after which Paracelsus’ father moved to Villach, Carinthia where he worked as a physician, attending to the medical needs of the pilgrims and inhabitants of the cloister. Between 1517 and 1524, he worked as a military surgeon, in Venetian service in 1522.
In this capacity he travelled widely across Europe, and possibly as far as Constantinople. He settled in Salzburg in 1524 but had to leave in the following year due to his support of the German Peasants’ War. In 1525, he was active at the University of Freiburg. In 1526, he bought the rights of citizenship in Strasbourg to establish his own practice. But soon after he was called to Basel to the sickbed of printer Johann Frobenius, reportedly curing him. In 1527, Paracelsus was a licensed physician in Basel with the privilege of lecturing at the University of Basel.
In Alsace, Paracelsus took up the life of an itinerant physician once again. Esslingen, he moved to Nuremberg in 1529. His reputation went before him, and the medical professionals excluded him from practicing. The name Paracelsus is first attested in this year, used as “pseudonym” for the publication of a Practica of political-astrological character in Nuremberg. Theophrastus von Hohenheim was used for medical publications. The great medical problem of this period was syphilis, then-recently imported from the West Indies, and running rampant as a pandemic completely untreated.
In Beratzhausen, Paracelsus prepared Paragranum, his main work on medical philosophy, completed 1530. Moving on to Saint Gall, he then completed his Opus Paramirum in 1531, which he dedicated to Joachim Vadian. 1537, but published only in 1571. It is a treatise on hermeticism, astrology, divination, theology, and demonology, and it laid the basis of Paracelsus’ later fame as a “prophet”. In 1541, Paracelsus moved to Salzburg, probably on the invitation of Ernest of Bavaria, where he died on 24 September. He was buried in St Sebastian cemetery in Salzburg.