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Aretaeus of Cappadocia
(0120 - 0180)

Greek physician.

Science Quotes by Aretaeus of Cappadocia (3 quotes)

In diabetes the thirst is greater for the fluid dries the body ... For the thirst there is need of a powerful remedy, for in kind it is the greatest of all sufferings, and when a fluid is drunk, it stimulates the discharge of urine.
— Aretaeus of Cappadocia
Therapeutics of chronic diseases II, Ch. II, 485-6.
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This is a mighty wonder: in the discharge from the lungs alone, which is not particularly dangerous, the patients do not despair of themselves, even although near the last.
Concerning Tuberculosis.
— Aretaeus of Cappadocia
On the Causes and Symptoms of Acute Diseases, II, ii,18.
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When he can render no further aid, the physician alone can mourn as a man with his incurable patient. This is the physician's sad lot.
— Aretaeus of Cappadocia
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