from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to the chemical theory of medicine: applied to a school of medicine of the seventeenth century which, progressive in its tendencies, applied with a certain exclusiveness and extravagance chemical doctrines to the explanation of physiological and pathological phenomena: opposed to iatrophysical.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to iatrochemistry, or to the iatrochemists.
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- adjective of, or relating to
iatrochemistryor an iatrochemist
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Finally, the Paracelsian and iatrochemical adoption of the primary goal of the medical alchemy of the Middle Ages resulted in the permanent acceptance of chemistry as a legitimate tool of the physician and the pharmacist.
Another leading figure in the iatrochemical school, Thomas Willis (1621-75), was an Englishman.
The iatrochemical school existed alongside the iatrophysical.
Whereas the iatrophysical thought primarily in terms of matter, forces, and motions, the iatrochemical thought chemical relationships were fundamental.
154 His "Anatomic Générale," published in 1802, gave an extraordinary stimulus to the study of the finer processes of disease, and his famous "Recherches sur la Vie et sur la Mort" (1800) dealt a deathblow to old iatromechanical and iatrochemical views.
a death-blow to old iatromechanical and iatrochemical views.