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One of the most interesting men born in Switzerland, who studied and later lectured there, practised medicine, chemistry, and occultism, and wrote about them with a fresh original mind, was Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, known as Paracelsus. He went to the Near East, gaining knowledge from the dervishes, sufis, and Arab chemists.

-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 7: Related Entries > # 11

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