Medius (physician)

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Medius (Greek: Μήδιος; 4th-3rd century BC) a Greek physician who was a pupil of Chrysippus of Cnidos,[1] and who lived therefore probably in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. Galen says he was held in good repute among the Greeks,[2] and quotes him apparently as a respectable authority on an anatomical question.[3] Like the other pupils of Chrysippus, he entirely abstained from bloodletting.[3] He was, perhaps, the brother of Cretoxena, the mother of Erasistratus,[4] but could not have been much older.


  1. ^ Galen, De Ven. Sect. adv. Erasistr. Rom. Deg. c. 2, De Cur. Rat. per Ven. Sect. c. 2, vol. xi. pp. 197, 252
  2. ^ Galen, De Cur. Rat. per Ven. Sect. c. 2, vol. xi. p. 252
  3. ^ a b Galen, Comment, in Hippocr. De Nat. Hom. ii. 6, vol. xv. p. 136
  4. ^ Suda, Erasistratos

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.