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ARETTAEUS

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 455 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARETTAEUS, of Cappadocia, a Greek physician, who lived at Rome in the second half of the 2nd century A.U. We possess two treatises by him, each in four books, in the Ionic dialect: On the Causes and Indications of Acute and Chronic Diseases, and On their Treatment. His work, was founded on that of Archigenes; like him, he belonged to the eclectic school, but did not ignore the theories of the " Pneumatics," who made the heart the seat of life and of the soul. Editions by Kuhn (1828), Ermerius (1848). English translations: Wigan (1723); Moffat (1786); Reynolds (1837); Adams (1856). See Locher, Aretaeus aus Kappadocien (1847).
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