Authors/Philippus Hermanni

From Theatrum Paracelsicum

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from: Philippus Hermanni, Dat Secreet der Philosophijen, 1553
Hermanni aims to reveal the noble art of mineral distillation to the reader, which involves extracting moisture and beneficial elements from minerals such as salts, alums, vitriol, sulfur, mercury, and metals like lead, tin, iron, gold, silver, and copper for use in medicine. The author acknowledges that alchemy has been discredited, but believes that its principles and techniques are necessary for proper preparation of minerals for medical use. The author distinguishes between the true purpose of alchemy (medicine) and its misguided intentions to turn base metals into gold or silver. The author argues that the art of alchemy is necessary for medicine and praises physicians who are experts in it. The prologue concludes with a discussion of the names of the simples used in the art and how the works of the art are called.
from: Paracelsus, Die Peerle der Chirurgijen, ed. Philippus Hermanni, 1553
Hermanni criticizes the prevalent misuse and misinterpretation of surgical practices, which he sees as harmful to patients. To rectify these issues, he has written this book, drawing upon the teachings of Theophrastus Paracelsus. His work aims to guide surgeons — both seasoned and novices — in delivering effective and ethical care. Hermanni strongly encourages the diligent application of these teachings, as practitioners will be held accountable for their actions. The book serves as a valued resource for true lovers of surgery and a downfall for those who abuse its teachings.
from: Paracelsus, Die Peerle der Chirurgijen, ed. Philippus Hermanni, 1553
Hermanni urges readers to judiciously apply the medical knowledge from his book, emphasising the importance of ethical medical practice. He implores readers not to harm patients and to strive for perfection in their work. Hermanni also underscores the need to continually review and understand the book's contents, and to apply the remedies it describes.
from: Philippus Hermanni, Een excellent Trackaet, 1553
Hermanni promises to educate the reader about the true cause of the disease known as Pox, and correct prevailing treatment errors. He outlines his plan to teach effective use of Lignum guaiacum (Pox Wood) for curing patients, with God's help. He criticizes those promising cures without understanding the disease, thus endangering patients. Hermanni's aim is to guide readers towards reliable treatment methods that not only cure but also improve patients' overall health.

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