Greek physician born in Ephesus, a Jonian city in Asia Minor, lived under the reign of Trajan (98-117) and wrote about anatomy, described some of the nerves, veins and arteries, reported on bubonic plague and especially on kidney and bladder diseases, becoming an important name in the history of nephrology and urology.
Little is known about this doctor, but he seems to have achieved considerable fame, comparable to that of Hippocrates and Galen. He was also highly respected and extensively cited by Byzantine, Arab and European medicine authors of the Middle Ages. He resided in Alexandria and wrote Diseases of the Kidney and Bladder, where he described the difference between kidney and bladder diseases. He even mentioned the possible relationship between diseases of parasitic origin that affect the urinary bladder, billiards, and the possible appearance of cancerous lesions in the bladder itself.
He was a pioneer in valuing the questioning of the patient, and he even wrote a work entitled Questions from the doctor to the sick. He described the tendinous ganglia and their treatment with compressions. He appears to have been particularly interested in illness in children and may have died in Ephesus or Rome.
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