b. Rekingen (Switzerland), around 1610, d. Vienna, Nov. 2, 1567; physician, author of medical works. From 1556 court physician of Emperor Ferdinand I in Vienna, appointed "Doctor of Court Servants" by Emperor Maximilian II in 1564. C. was known as the "herb doctor", integrated elements from Paracelsus into his work, wrote a medical "Practica" (posthumous 1575) and two widespread astromedical works: "Kraeuterbuch" (1575) and "Von der Heilung zauberischer Schaeden" (1608).
Further works#Liber iudiciorum urinarum, 1563 (manuscript).
Literature#S. Walther, Der medizin. Fachschriftsteller B. C., master's thesis, Heidelberg 1987.