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[er-uh-sis-truh-tuh s] /ˌɛr əˈsɪs trə təs/
c300–250 b.c, Greek physician and physiologist. Unabridged
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  • Now Erasistratus had just arrived from Sicily and that part of the world.

    Eryxias An Imitator of Plato
  • Seleucus paid Erasistratus about £20,000 for curing his son Antiochus.

  • Then Erasistratus appointed the next morning for the operation.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Many of the companions of the royal pair, among them Erasistratus, accompanied them.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Because,” answered Erasistratus, “he is in love with my wife.

  • What would Erasistratus have said if he had been alive, and had been asked this question?

  • But they certainly will not abandon their reverence for Erasistratus.

  • One might obviously say that they draw their supply from the veins.213 But Erasistratus will not have it so.

  • And this was the objection which Erasistratus rationally made against Plato.

  • She earnestly entreated him to apply to the great physician Erasistratus again, and Hermon willingly consented.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
Erasistratus in Medicine

Erasistratus Er·a·sis·tra·tus (ěr'ə-sĭs'trə-təs), fl. c. 250 b.c.

Greek physician and anatomist. Through observation and dissection he advanced the understanding of the brain, heart, and motor and sensory nerves.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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