Asclepiades of Bithynia

120 BC - 40 BC

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Asclepiades (Greek: Ἀσκληπιάδης; c. 129/124 BC – 40 BC), sometimes called Asclepiades of Bithynia or Asclepiades of Prusa, was a Greek physician born at Prusias-on-Sea in Bithynia in Anatolia and who flourished at Rome, where he practised and taught Greek medicine. He attempted to build a new theory of disease, based on the flow of atoms through pores in the body. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Asclepiades of Bithynia has received more than 51,819 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Asclepiades of Bithynia is the 177th most popular physician (down from 172nd in 2019), the 434th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 388th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Turkish Physician.

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Among physicians, Asclepiades of Bithynia ranks 177 out of 509Before him are Sebastian Kneipp, Andrew Schally, Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Leonid Rogozov, Soranus of Ephesus, and E. Donnall Thomas. After him are Bernard Kouchner, Haldan Keffer Hartline, Santorio Santorio, Li Shizhen, Franciscus Sylvius, and Fritz Klein.

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Among people born in 120 BC, Asclepiades of Bithynia ranks 4Before him are Berenice III of Egypt, Aurelia Cotta, and Verres. After him are Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Lucius Cornelius Sisenna. Among people deceased in 40 BC, Asclepiades of Bithynia ranks 2Before him is Fulvia. After him are Gaius Claudius Marcellus Minor and Lucius Julius Caesar.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Asclepiades of Bithynia ranks 434 out of 1,128Before him are Agnes of Antioch (1153), Irene Angelina (1181), Theophanes the Greek (1340), Markos Vafeiadis (1906), Constance of Antioch (1127), and Soranus of Ephesus (98). After him are Maria Laskarina (1206), Ivaylo of Bulgaria (1281), Aziz Sancar (1946), Arame of Urartu (-900), Ajda Pekkan (1946), and George Akropolites (1217).

Among PHYSICIANS In Turkey

Among physicians born in Turkey, Asclepiades of Bithynia ranks 10Before him are Pedanius Dioscorides (40), Polycarp (69), Herophilos (-335), Ctesias (-440), Aretaeus of Cappadocia (100), and Soranus of Ephesus (98). After him are Aëtius of Amida (502) and Hulusi Behçet (1889).