PEDANY Dioskurid (Dioskorides Pedanios)( Greek physician)
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Biography PEDANY Dioskurid (Dioskorides Pedanios)
Dioskurid Pedany; Dioskorides Pedanios, from Anazarba in Cilicia, I in. n. e., Greek physician. A military doctor who practiced in Rome at the time of Claudius and Nero. The result of his passion phyto-pharmacological literature and our own observations during many trips were work on herbal therapeutic agents (Peri hyles iatrikes) and on simple and complex medicines (Peri haplon te kai synteton farmakon) in 2 books,
. The first product of D. describes approximately. 600 plants, . causes variations of their names, . teaches, . how to store them, . A method of manufacturing drugs, . their dosage and effect, he does not avoid the attention and medicines of animal and mineral origin, does not neglect to magical means,
. Product D. pushed the other works in this area. He quoted from Galen, it was translated into Latin, Syriac, Arabic and Turkish languages, enjoyed great popularity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.