A portrait of Paracelsus (Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim). Paracelsus (1493-1541), was an alchemist, physician, astrologer, and reformer of therapeutics. He pioneered the use of chemicals and minerals in medicine, was the first to used the word zinc for the element zinc, is sometimes called the father of toxicology and is credited as providing the first clinical/scientific mention of the unconscious.

Depicted: Paracelsus

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Portraits, Pharmacy

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Related Publication: Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0059Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-06233Collector/Donor Number: SAP 926

Object Name: printOther Terms: print; ART OBJECTS

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)white (overall color)black (overall color)etching (overall production method/technique)Measurements: image: 14.2 cm x 11.1 cm; 5 9/16 in x 4 3/8 inoverall: 17.1 cm x 13.1 cm; 6 3/4 in x 5 3/16 in


Record Id: nmah_994023

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