Aretaeus of Cappadocia

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Aretaeus (Greek: Ἀρεταῖος) is one of the most celebrated of the ancient Greek physicians. Little is known of his life. He presumably was a native or at least a citizen of Cappadocia, a Roman province in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey), and most likely lived in the second half of the second century AD. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aretaeus of Cappadocia has received more than 87,606 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Aretaeus of Cappadocia is the 160th most popular physician (up from 182nd in 2019), the 401st most popular biography from Turkey and the 8th most popular Turkish Physician.

Aretaeus of Cappadocia is most famous for his work on the pulse.

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Among physicians, Aretaeus of Cappadocia ranks 160 out of 509Before him are August von Wassermann, George Emil Palade, Niels Kaj Jerne, Francis Peyton Rous, Francysk Skaryna, and George Minot. After him are Maurice Bucaille, Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Alan Hodgkin, Waldemar Hoven, Howard Florey, and Joseph Calasanz.

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Among people born in 100, Aretaeus of Cappadocia ranks 24Before him are Philip the Evangelist, Agabus, Domitia Longina, Ananias of Damascus, Antipas of Pergamum, and Agrippa the Skeptic. After him are Valentinus, Simeon of Jerusalem, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, Gan Ying, Praxedes, and Claudia Acte. Among people deceased in 200, Aretaeus of Cappadocia ranks 8Before him are Lucian, Sun Ce, Longus, Artemidorus, Justin, and Emperor Chūai. After him are Lucius Artorius Castus, Soranus of Ephesus, Babrius, Diogenes of Oenoanda, Vologases III of Parthia, and Numenius of Apamea.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Aretaeus of Cappadocia ranks 401 out of 1,128Before him are Chryses of Troy (null), Antipas of Pergamum (100), Eutropius (400), Paul of Samosata (200), Binali Yıldırım (1955), and Zenodotus (-330). After him are Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (300), Maria of Alania (1053), Mizizios (622), Alcman (-611), Artaphernes (-600), and Megasthenes (-350).

Among PHYSICIANS In Turkey

Among physicians born in Turkey, Aretaeus of Cappadocia ranks 8Before him are Basil of Caesarea (329), Nestorius (381), Pedanius Dioscorides (40), Polycarp (69), Herophilos (-335), and Ctesias (-440). After him are Soranus of Ephesus (98), Asclepiades of Bithynia (-120), Aëtius of Amida (502), and Hulusi Behçet (1889).