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  • Andreas Libavius. Wackypedia tells us that "In a survey of the medical profession of his time, he split them up as Galenists, "Chemiatri" and Paracelsians. The second group he subdivided, one type being those relatively conservative in innovations but still interested in chemistry as a source of new drugs: these included Philip Ulstadius as a representative figure in a tradition going back to Avicenna. The other type were hermeticists, opponents of the Paracelsians but bad chemists." --

    March 18, 2014