2. A native of Epeirus at the court of Antigonus, king of Asia, B. C. 328-301. Celsus tells an anecdote (De Med.
3.21, p. 56) that, when another physician said that one of the king's friends, who was suffering from dropsy caused by his intemperate habits, was incurable, Philippus undertook to restore him to health; upon which the other replied that he had not been thinking so much of the nature of the disease, as of the character of the patient, when he denied the possibility of his recovery.
The result justified his prognosis.