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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 103,109 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Aretaeus of Cappadocia is the 178th most popular physician (down from 160th in 2019), the 426th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 401st in 2019) 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 178 out of 502Before him are Erasistratus, Hans Rosling, Andrew Schally, Thomas Willis, Patch Adams, and Charaka. After him are Albert of Riga, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, Werner Haase, Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Ernst-Günther Schenck, and August von Wassermann.

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Among people born in 100, Aretaeus of Cappadocia ranks 26Before him are Antipas of Pergamum, Simeon of Jerusalem, Mary the Jewess, Claudia Acte, Domitia Longina, and Saint Sabina. After him are Marcus Cornelius Fronto, Agrippa the Skeptic, Praxedes, Valentinus, Marinus of Tyre, and Gan Ying. Among people deceased in 200, Aretaeus of Cappadocia ranks 8Before him are Juvenal, Sun Ce, Longus, Justin, Artemidorus, and Emperor Chūai. After him are Lucius Artorius Castus, Babrius, Soranus of Ephesus, Vologases III of Parthia, Diogenes of Oenoanda, and Aquila of Sinope.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Aretaeus of Cappadocia ranks 426 out of 1,301Before him are Fatma Sultan (1548), Prusias I of Bithynia (-300), Piri Mehmed Pasha (1458), Şehzade Mahmud (1582), Nicomedes IV of Bithynia (-200), and Arame of Urartu (-900). After him are Aziz Sancar (1946), Yolanda of Flanders (1175), Sezen Aksu (1954), Kassia (810), Leontios (660), and Dardanus (null).

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 Asclepiades of Bithynia (-120), Soranus of Ephesus (98), Aëtius of Amida (502), Caesarius of Nazianzus (330), Hulusi Behçet (1889), and Serenus Sammonicus (200).