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date: 01 December 2022

Thessalus(1)locked

, of Cos, Greek author, late 5th cent. BCE

Thessalus(1)locked

, of Cos, Greek author, late 5th cent. BCE
  • J. T. Vallance

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Thessalus of *Cos (fl. late 5th cent. bce), according to some a ‘son of Hippocrates’ (see hippocrates(2)). Next to nothing is known of him, yet attempts were made in later antiquity by *Galen and others to attribute certain Hippocratic works to him, including parts of the Epidemics, On Nutriment, and In the Surgery.

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