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Headword: Ῥοῦφος
Adler number: rho,241
Translated headword: Rouphos, Rufus
Vetting Status: high
of Ephesus, a doctor; lived under the reign of Trajan together with Crito.[1] A great many books are attributed to him, including the following: On diet, 5 [volumes]; On diet of seafarers, 1; On harmful drugs, 1; On limb-injuries, 1; On figs, 1; On ancient medicine, 1 volume; On milk. 1 volume; On wine, 1 volume, On honey.
Greek Original:
Ῥοῦφος, Ἐφέσιος, ἰατρός, γεγονὼς ἐπὶ Τραιανοῦ σὺν Κρίτωνι. φέρεται αὐτοῦ βιβλία πλεῖστα, ἐξ ὧν καὶ ταῦτα: Περὶ διαίτης ε#, Περὶ διαίτης πλεόντων α#, Περὶ τραυματικῶν φαρμάκων α#, Περὶ τραυματισμοῦ ἄρθρων α#, Περὶ σύκων α#, Περὶ τῆς ἀρχαίας ἰατρικῆς βιβλίον α#, Περὶ γάλακτος βιβλίον α#, Περὶ οἴνου βιβλίον α#, Περὶ μέλιτος.
C1/2 CE. See generally Vivian Nutton in OCD(4) s.v. Rufus, who writes: "from his numerous writings, mostly on dietetics and pathology, are preserved tracts on anatomical nomenclature, kidney diseases, satyriasis and gonorrhoea, gout, and jaundice, and possibly some of his case notes".
[1] T. Statilius Crito (Kriton), Trajan's personal physician; see generally OCD(4) s.v. Statilius Crito.
H.Thomssen, Die Medezin des Rufus von Ephesos (1989)
A.Abou-Aly, The Medical Writings of Rufus of Ephesus (1992)
Keywords: biography; botany; chronology; food; geography; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 June 2004@10:45:10.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 17 July 2004@13:13:44.
David Whitehead (augmented primary note; added bibliography) on 26 July 2006@07:44:19.
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