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Asclepi'ades

Ἀσκληπιάδης), the name of several physicians, some of whom probably assumed this appellation either as a sort of honorary title in allusion to the ancient family of the Asciepiadae, or in order to signify that they themselves belonged to it. A list of the physicians who bore this name is given by Le Clerc, Hist de la Méd.; Fabricius, Bibl. Gr. vol. xiii. p. 87, &c. ed. vet.; C. G. Gumpert, Asclepiadis Bithyni Fragmenta, Vinar. 1794, 8vo., p. 3, &c.; C. F. Harless, De Medicis Veteribus "Asclepiades" Dictis,Bonn. 1828, 4to.

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