Paracelsus is credited with developing a mineral-based chemical approach to human health problems, a radical in his day who is considered elemental in the transition from mystical traditions to modern science. He traveled all over Europe in the 16th century, serving as a surgeon and a professor of medicine, but his unorthodox views and frequent attacks on established methods kept getting him in trouble. His written works are a combination of the Renaissance ideas of the scientific method and a firmly entrenched background in alchemy and the occult.
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