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  • Aristotle, Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon, Von Helmont, Descartes, Bacon, Kepler, Laplace, and Newton would have all stuck to their other philosophical interests if they subscribed to your line of reasoning.

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  • Helmont believed that in both conditions the too violent and exorbitant Operation of fiery Life required extinction with water.

    Bedlam

  • Jan Baptista Van Helmont (1577 – 1644), a Flemish physician, chemist, and physicist who made an important early contribution to our understanding of photosynthesis and chemistry.

    Van Helmont, Jan Baptista

  • Jan Baptista van Helmont (1577–1644), in his posthumously published collected works, Ortus medicinae, assigned the name “gas” to the “wild spirits” that were produced in various chemical processes and argued that acid fermentation, not “innate heat, ” was the operative agent of digestion.

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  • As early as 1661, von Helmont, in De magnetium vulneratum curatione, had identified magnetism as a universal and occult curative power, and in 1679, Maxwell had posited a magnetic "spiritus vitalis" in his De medicina magnetica, "the legitimate precursor of Mesmer's doctrine of the 'universal fluid'" (Tinterow, xii). back

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  • Johann-Baptiste Van Helmont (1577-1644) recognised the existence of gases.

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  • Van Helmont was perhaps its most extraor - dinary exponent well into the seventeenth century: a scientist otherwise deserving of posterity's respect, he was convinced that vermin were engendered by their hosts, and that frogs, snails, shellfish, and the like, were produced by the stagnant odors of marshes.

    SPONTANEOUS GENERATION

  • Van Helmont sought a chemical understanding of man through medicine, but, in contrast to Fludd and most Paracelsians, he rejected the macrocosm-microcosm analogy.

    Alchemy

  • Van Helmont thus was less interested in macrocosmic and geocosmic phenomena than Fludd and he concentrated more on practical and theoretical medical questions.

    Alchemy

  • Helmont thus was less interested in macrocosmic and geocosmic phenomena than Fludd and he concentrated more on practical and theoretical medical questions.

    ALCHEMY

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