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Iphicia'nus

Ἰφικιανός), a physician, who is mentioned four times by Galen, and whose name is in each passage spelt differently, viz. Ἰφικιανός (Comment. in Hippocr. De Offic. Med. 1.3, vol. xviii. pt. ii. p. 654), Ἐφικιανός (De Ord. Libror. suor. vol. xix. p. 58), Φικιανός (Comment. in Hippocr. " Epid. III." 1.29, vol. xvii. pt. i. p. 575), and Φηκιανός (Comment, in Hippocr." De Humor." 3.34, vol. xvi. p. 484.) The form of the name here adopted is considered by Fabricius (Bibl. Gr. vol. iii. p. 571, xiii. p. 302, ed. vet.) to be the most correct, but M. Littre, in his edition of Hippocrates (vol. i. p. 113), seems to prefer phecianus. He was a pupil of Quintus, and one of the tutors of Galen, about the middle of the second century after Christ.


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He was a follower of the Stoic philosophy, and commented on part or the whole of the works of Hippocrates.

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