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date: 03 December 2020

Alexander(16)locked

, of Tralles, physician, 525–605 ce
  • John Scarborough

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Alexander (16), of Tralles, physician, 525–605 ce, died in Rome. The author of an extant encyclopaedia of practical medicine, Alexander shows his continual adaptation of Graeco-Roman texts in light of his actual practice. He wrote the justly famous Letter on Intestinal Worms, a fundamental work in the history of early parasitology; excellent are his accounts of *ophthalmology, angina, pulmonary diseases, urology, gout, and *pharmacology, the last scattered throughout his writings.

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