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[mass noun] A school of thought of the 16th and 17th centuries which sought to understand medicine and physiology in terms of chemistry.
- ‘But like its Galenic enemy, Paracelsan iatrochemistry declined in the second half of the seventeenth century.’
- ‘Thoren talks a great deal about alchemy, but it always sounds like Paracelsian iatrochemistry to me.’
- ‘In 1608, Oswald Croll published his Basilica chymica, a treatise devoted to a predominantly Paracelsian iatrochemistry.’
- ‘The term iatrochemistry means the use of chemistry in medicine which was unheard of before Paracelsus.’
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