Alexander of Tralles (ca. sixth century B.C.E.)
A physician born at Tralles in Asia Minor, with a leaning toward
medico-magical practice. He prescribed for his patients
amulets and charmed words, as, for instance, when he stated in
his Practice of Medicine that the figure of Hercules strangling the
Nemean lion, graven on a stone and set in a ring, was an excellent
cure for colic. He also claimed that charms and phylacteries
were efficacious remedies for gout and fevers.

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