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From Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (London, 1880)

ABASCANTUS ('Abaskantos), a physician of Lugdunum (Lyons), who probably lived in the second century after Christ. He is several times mentioned by Galen (De Compos. Medicam. secund. Locos, ix. 4. vol. xiii. p. 278), who has also preserved an antidote invented by him against the bite of serpents. (De Antid. ii. 12. vol. xiv. p. 177.) The name is to be met with in numerous Latin inscriptions in Gruter's collection, five of which refer to a freedman of Augustus, who is supposed by Kühn (Additam. ad Elench. Medic. Vet. a J. A. Fabrico in " Bibl. Gr." Exhib.) to be the same person that is mentioned by Galen. This however is quite uncertain, as also whether Parakletios Abaskanthos in Galen (De Compos. Medicam. secund. Locos, vii. 3. vol. xiii. p. 71) refers to the subject of this article.

An original e-text for everything2. That is, I sat down and copied the text from the book (in the public domain) - it is not available on any other web site. I see to be noding a bunch of this, starting from the beginning. Would be great if I could find some decent OCR software for MacOS 9.

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