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Noun: Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim
  1. Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humours) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)
    - Paracelsus, Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus

Type of: doc [informal], doctor, Dr., MD, medico [informal], physician