Hicesius

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Hicesius, a Greek physician, who lived probably at the end of the 1st century BC, as he is quoted by Crito, and lived shortly before Strabo. He was a follower of Erasistratus, and was at the head of a celebrated medical school established at Smyrna. He is several times quoted by Athenaeus, who says that he was a friend of the physician Menodorus; and also by Pliny, who calls him "a physician of no small authority." There are extant two coins struck in his honour by the people of Smyrna.

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on July 23, 2013

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