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By Michela Pereira (auth.), Piyo Rattansi, Antonio Clericuzio (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9401043337

ISBN-13: 9789401043335

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ISBN-13: 9789401107785

The current quantity owes its ongm to a Colloquium on "Alchemy and Chemistry within the 16th and 17th Centuries", held on the Warburg Institute on twenty sixth and twenty seventh July 1989. The Colloquium occupied with a few chosen subject matters in the course of a heavily outlined chronological period: at the relation of alchemy and chemistry to medication, philosophy, faith, and to the corpuscular philosophy, within the 16th and 17th centuries. The relatives among Medicina and alchemy within the Lullian treatises have been tested within the beginning paper by way of Michela Pereira, according to researches on unpublished manuscript resources within the interval among the 14th and seventeenth centuries. it really is numerous many years because the researches of R.F. Multhauf gave a favorite position to Johannes de Rupescissa in linking drugs and alchemy throughout the proposal of a quinta essentia. Michela Pereira explores the importance of the Lullian culture during this improvement and attracts realization to the truth that the early Paracelsians had themselves famous a relatives resemblance among the works of Paracelsus and Roger Bacon's scientia experimentalis and, certainly, a continuity with the Lullian tradition.

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L. Bianchi 3. Paragranum (Aufzeichnungen zum 1. und 3. Abschnitt), W I, 8, p. 124: "Vii haben sich der alchimei geeuSert, sagen es mach silber und golt, so ist doch solches hie nit das fiirnemmen, sonder allein die bereitung zu tractirn, was tugent und kreft in der arznei sei, die kein leib hab. welcher sie weiter hierin veracht, der veracht, das er nicht verstat"; Paragranum (letzte Bearbeitung), W I, 8, p. 185: "da ist nun alchimia der euSer magen, der da bereit dem gstirn das sein. , pp. 196-97: "darumb do mag ich bilich in der alchimei hie so vii schreiben, auf das ir so wol erkennent und erfarent, was in ir sei und wie sie verstanden sol werden; nicht ein ergernus nemen in dem, das weder golt noch silber dir daraus werden wil, sonder daher betrachten, das da die arcanen erofnet werden und die verfiirung der apoteken erfunden werd, wie bei inen der gemein man beschissen und betrogen wird".

76 Thus the phenomena of the external world become the model on which to base an understanding of the more enigmatic phenomena that occur in man. Only he who knows the origin of thunder, wind and storm - Paracelsus writes in Paragranum - is able to explain colic and torsiones; only by knowing how lightning, hail and thunderbolts are generated can urine, gallstones, gravel and all the tartarous diseases be understood. 77 Everything regarding the microcosm is therefore learnt indirectly through its signs in the macrocosm.

P. Multhauf, "Medical Chemistry and 'The Paracelsians''', Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 30 (1956), pp. 329-46; W. Schneider, "Der Wandel des Arzneischatzes im 17. Jhdt und Paracelsus", Sudhoffs Archiv, 45 (1961), pp. P. Sherlock, "The Chemical Work of Paracelsus", Ambix, 3 (1948), pp. 33-52; G. Urdang, "How Chemicals entered the Official Pharmacopoeias", Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences, 7 (1954), pp. 303-14; P. Walden, "Paracelsus als Chemiker", Zeitschrift fur angewandte Chemie, 54 (1941), pp.

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