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Paracelsus's Theory of Embodiment
Conception and Gestation in Early Modern Europe




ISBN 9781138663824
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Paracelsus has been called the father of modern chemistry and is legendary for his treatment of syphilis. This work argues that Paracelsus developed an understanding of the body as composed of two distinct sexes, revolutionizing early modern conceptions of the female body as an inversion of or flawed approximation of the male body.