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Περὶ τῶν Γυναικείων Παθῶν,

The author of a short Greek treatise, Περὶ τῶν Γυναικείων Παθῶν, De Mulierum Passionibus, who is supposed to have lived in the beginning of the second century after Christ, as he mentions Soranus (100.151). Nothing is known of the writer's personal history, nor can it be determined with certainty whether he is the same person as either of the physicians mentioned below. The work is composed in the form of question and answer, and is an interesting little book, containing much useful and valuable matter. It is supposed to have been written originally in Latin, and to have been translated into Greek by some late author: this Greek text is all that now remains.


It was first published in Casp. Wolf's Collection of Writers on Female Diseases, Basil. 1566, 4to., and in the two subsequent editions of that work. These editions contain eleven chapters at the end which are supposed to be spurious, and omit the author's preface. Probably the latest and best edition is that by F. O. Dewez, 8vo. Vienn. 1793, Greek and Latin.

Further Information

See Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. xii. p. 702, ed. vet.; Choulant, Handb. der Bücherkunde für die Aeltere Medicin.

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