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*)Arxi/bios), a Greek surgeon, of whom no particulars are known, but who must have lived in or before the first century after Christ, as he is quoted by Heliodorus (in Cocchi's Graecor. Chirurg. Libri, &c., Flor. 1754, fol. p. 96) and Galen. (De Antid. 2.10, vol. xiv. p. 159; De Compos. Medicam. sec. Gen. 5.14, vol. xiii. p. 849.) Pliny mentions (H. N. 18.70) a person of the same name who wrote a foolish and superstitious letter to Antiochus, king of Syria; but it is uncertain which king is meant, nor is it known that this Archibius was a physician.


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