Skip Navigation Bar

Digital Gallery

Paracelsus from Philosophiae Magnae, 1567

Swiss physician Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541), better known as Paracelsus, was among the first to use chemicals and minerals in his remedies. Paracelsus also argued that medical treatment should be a basic right.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

A portrait of a balding man holding a sword.