NTM International Journal of History & Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology & Medicine

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 97-116

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Paracelsus im Urteil der Naturforschung und Medizin der Romantik

  • Dietrich von EngelhardtAffiliated withInstitut für Medizin- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Medizinischen Universität zu Lübeck

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In the opinion of the natural sciences and medicine of the Romantic Era Paracelsus represents a central step from the Middle Ages to Modern Times. Their interpretations of this perceived kindred spirit “not free from criticism” focus on metaphysical orientations, holistic approach to cosmology and anthropology, biochemical perspective, ethical dominance, immanent union of etiology, pathophenomenology and therapy.