Alexander of Tralles
(525 - 605)
Greek physician who practised in Rome. Although he had little depth of knowledge of anatomy and physiology, he was a careful observer of clinical situations. He wrote remarkably accurate descriptions of chest conditions, including pleurisy. His Twelve Books on Medicine, was a major work on pathology that remained a reference in use for several centuries in Latin, Greek and Arabic editions.
Science Quotes by Alexander of Tralles (1 quote)
The physician should look upon the patient as a besieged city and try to rescue him with every means that art and science place at his command.
— Alexander of Tralles
Attributed. Peter McDonald, In The Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations (2004), 2.