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Charmis

*Xa/rmis), a physician of Marseilles, who came to Rome in the reign of Nero, A. D. 54 --68, where he acquired great fame and wealth by reviving the practice of cold bathing. (Plin. Nat. 29.5.) He is said to have received from one patient two hundred thousand sesterces, or 1562l. 10s. (Plin. Nat. 29.8.) He was also the inventor of an antidote which was versified by Damocrates, and is preserved by Galen. (De Antid. 2.1, 4, vol. xiv. pp. 114, 126.)

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