(Πραξαγόρας; Praxagóras) of Cos. Doctor, at the end of the 4th cent. BC, teacher of Herophilus , Phylotimus, Pleistonicus and Xenophon. His family claimed its descent from Asclepius; his grandfather who shared the same name and his father, Nicarchus, were likewise doctors. His family continued to be very prominent on Cos for generations . A poem composed by Crinagoras still survives on a statue in his honour (Anth. Plan. 273).
Amongst the works of this doctor are a treatise on therapy in at least 4 books, a work about diseases in at least 3 bo…
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