Bringing Chemistry to Medicine – The Contribution of Paracelsus to Modern Toxicology
Keywords:Alchemy, Chemical education, Dose-response, Paracelsus, Poison
AbstractAt the heart of Paracelsus' medical theory is the belief that all matter can be reduced to three basic elements: sulphur, mercury and salt. Their unique properties can be harnessed in the preparation of specific medicines. In this way, poisons can become medicines since it is the dose that determines toxicity.
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M. F. Wilks, Chimia 2020, 74, 507, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2020.507.
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