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Asclepiades of Bithynia

Asclepiades of Bithynia (124 B.C.)

ASCLEPIADES OF BITHYNIA (124 B.C.) opposed the concept that morbid conditions are due to a disturbance of the humors of the body. He founded his therapeutic scheme on the efficiency of systematic interference as opposed to the healing power of nature. In his practice he used a regimen of fresh air, light appropriate diet, hydrotherapy, massage, clysters, local applications and sparing use of internal medication.

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