2. ASCLEPIADES PHARMACION (Φαρμακίων
) or JUNIOR, a physician who must have lived at the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, as he quotes Andromachus, Dioscorides, and Scibonius Largus (Gal. De Compos. Medicam. sec. Locos,
7.2, 10.2, vol. xiii. pp. 51, 53, 342; De Compos. Medicam. sec. Gen.
7.6, vol. xiii. p. 968), and is himself quoted by Galen.
He derived his surname of Pharmacion
from his skill and knowledge of pharmacy, on which subject he wrote a work in ten books, five on external remedies, and five on internal. (Gal. ibid.
vol. xiii. p. 442.) Galen quotes this work very frequently, and generally with approbation.