Asaph the Physician

(fl. 6th cent)
   Syrian physician. He is allegedly the author of a Hebrew book on medicine, Sepher Asaph ha-Rophe. This work is a source of information about Jewish medical ethics, ancient Jewish remedies and medical termi-nology.

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