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date: 09 December 2022


, surgeon, 1st–2nd cent. ce


, surgeon, 1st–2nd cent. ce
  • William David Ross
  •  and V. Nutton


Heliodorus (3), a popular surgeon of the time of *Juvenal (who lived c. 60–140 ce; cf. Juv. 6. 373), probably from Egypt. He belonged to the Pneumatic school (see pneumatists).

(1) Χειρουργούμενα (‘On Surgery’; principal work, chiefly known from Oribasius and in fragments preserved in late Latin translations);

(2) ? Περὶ ἀρθρων πραγματεία or Ἐπιμήχανος (‘Treatise on Joints’);

(3) Περὶ ὀλισθημάτων πραγματεία (‘On Dislocation’);

(4) Περὶ ἐπιδέσμων (‘On Bandages’);

(5) Περὶ μέτρων καὶ σταθμῶν (‘On Weights and Measures’);

(6) Epistula phlebotomiae (‘On Blood-letting’; Lat. trans.).

See surgery.


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