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Herophilus
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(Ἡρόφιλος; Hēróphilos)

[1] From Chalcedon, Greek physician and medical author, approx. 330/20-260/50 BC

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A. Life

Greek physician from Chalcedon, about 330/320 to 260/250 BC [5. 43-50]. Apart from his training with Praxagoras, with a Hippocratic orientation, he spent the majority of his active career under Ptolemy I and II in Alexandria. However, he does not appear to have worked in the  Mouseion, nor was he a court phy…

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Touwaide, Alain (Madrid) and Michel, Simone (Hamburg), “Herophilus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e511560>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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