), 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.