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Ascle'pius

*)Asklh/pios), a physician, who must have lived some time in or before the second century after Christ, as he is mentioned by Galen. (De Differ. Morb. 100.9. vol. vi. p. 869.) A person of the same name is quoted by the Scholiast on Hippocrates (Dietz, Schol. in Hippocr. et Gal. vol. ii. p. 458, n.. 470, n.) as having written a commentary on the Aphorisms, and probably also on most of the other works of Hippocrates, as he is said to have undertaken to explain his writings by comparing one part with another. (Ibid.; Littre, Oeuvres d'Hippocr. vol. i. p. 125.) Another physician of the same name is said by Fabricius to be mentioned by Aetius.

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