The reconstruction of Paracelsus’s biography and the subjects that he treated on his long witch doctor career wasn’t that simple since there are many controversial aspects. Paracelsus reflects an undisputed persistence between two historical periods marked out by an “approximate caesuras”, that emphasize a kind of crossing that slowly reels off with clear and defined development level. Paracelsus doesn’t belong to Middle-Ages or to Renaissance. He believes in amulets, he travels over bad constellations and talks with devils and witches. Middle-Ages lives inside him and he doesn’t do nothing to get rid of it. He believes in chemical therapy, travels over the sick with an harsh eye, he discusses very clearly. Renaissance reflects in him and he will do anything to do not lose this treasure. Paracelsus lives inside an unclear view, in an historical period where in the elements are not crystallized; a break with past hasn’t been marked out yet. Witches and doctors, amulets and medicines, astrology and astronomy, chemistry and alchemy are just many-faceted of the same optical device prism in which contradiction and the entire age’s permanence reflects each other.
|Titolo:||Paracelso: vita e contributo all'evoluzione delle scienze mediche, umane e neuropsichiatriche|
|Autori interni:||RAFFAELE, Silvana|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Rivista:||ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|