Asclepiades(ăs′klə-pī′ə-dēz′)fl. first century bc
- Greek physician born in Bithynia who theorized that disease is caused by an inharmonious flow of the corpuscles of the body. His methods for restoring harmony in the body included diet, exercise, and bathing. Asclepiades also advocated humane treatment of the mentally ill.
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Strabo mentions also a grammarian, Asclepiades of Myrleia, in b. iii.
The physician Asclepiades had a ring with Urania represented upon it.Finger-Ring Lore
Is it, then, these facts only which are plainly irreconcilable with the views of Asclepiades?
Next he turned to Asclepiades, and asked, "What is thy name?"The Lives of the Saints, Volume II (of 16): February
Asclepiades the physician, that it is the concurrent exercitation of the senses.Essays and Miscellanies