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Erastus, Thomas
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(Lüber; Sep 7, 1524, Baden im Aargau – Dec 31, 1583, Basel), physician, professor of medicine, and member of the church consistory. Following his studies in Basel (1542) and Bologna (Dr.med. in 1552), Elector Ottheinrich appointed him professor at the University of Heidelberg (1558). A fierce opponent of the paracelsian “new” medicine (Paracelsus), his lectures in natural sciences and medicine mostly followed the traditional Aristotelio-Galenic school of science (e.g. on magic and the punishability of witches), though he sometimes …

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Benrath, Gustav Adolf, “Erastus, Thomas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04456>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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