Asclepiades As·cle·pi·a·des (ās’klə-pī’ə-dēz’), fl. first century b.c.

Greek physician born in Bithynia who theorized that disease is caused by an inharmonious flow of the corpuscles of the body. His methods for restoring harmony in the body included diet, exercise, and bathing. Asclepiades also advocated humane treatment of the mentally ill.
Historical Examples

Their doctrine had already been established amongst the ancients by asclepiades.
Curiosities of Medical Experience J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen

Strabo mentions also a grammarian, asclepiades of Myrleia, in b. iii.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3) Strabo

Pliny is not disposed to be altogether pleased with asclepiades, though he recounts his merits fairly.
Dealings With The Dead A Sexton of the Old School

The physician asclepiades had a ring with Urania represented upon it.
Finger-Ring Lore William Jones

Athenodorus says hydrophobia, or water-dread, was first discovered in the time of asclepiades.
Familiar Quotations John Bartlett

Is it, then, these facts only which are plainly irreconcilable with the views of asclepiades?
On the Natural Faculties Galen

Next he turned to asclepiades, and asked, “What is thy name?”
The Lives of the Saints, Volume II (of 16): February Sabine Baring-Gould

asclepiades the physician, that it is the concurrent exercitation of the senses.
Essays and Miscellanies Plutarch

However, Ruinart states that the judge asclepiades condemned him to be burnt.
A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

Of these was asclepiades, who enjoyed the friendship of Cicero.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume III John Lord


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