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Asclepiades Pharmacion

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Asclepiades Pharmacion

Asclepiades Pharmacion or Asclepiades Junior (1st-2nd century), a Greek physician who must have lived at the end of the 1st or the beginning of the 2nd century, as he quotes Andromachus, Dioscorides, and Scribonius Largus,[1] 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.[2] Galen quotes this work very frequently, and generally with approbation.


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