), a Greek physician, who is supposed by Tiraquellus (De Nobilitate,
100.31), and after him by Fabricius (Bibl. Gr.
vol. xiii. p. 58, ed. vet.), to be the same person as Andreas of Carystus [ANDREAS
]; this, however, is a mistake which has arisen from their reading Andron
in Pliny (Plin. Nat. 20.76
) instead of Andreas.
He is mentioned by Athenaeus (xv. p. 680e.), and several of his medical prescriptions are preserved by Celsus, Galen, Caelius Aurelianus, Oribasius, Aetius, Paulus Aegineta, and other ancient writers. None of his works are in existence, nor is anything known of the events of his life; and with respect to his date, it can only be said with certainty that, as Celsus is the earliest author who mentions him (De Med.
5.20, 6.14, 18, pp. 92, 132, 133, 134), he must have lived some time before the beginning of the Christian era. (Le Clerc, Hist. de la Méd. ;
C. G. Kühn, Index Medicorum Oculariorum inter Graecos Romanosque,
Fascic. i. p. 4, Lips., 4to., 1829.)