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[L. Aesculapius, fr Gr. Asklēpios] The Latin form of Asklēpios, the ancient Greek god of medicine, son of Apollo and the nymph Coronis.
staff of Aesculapius
A rod or crude stick with a snake wound around it, signifying the art of healing and adopted as the emblem of some medical organizations, e.g., American Medical Association. Snakes were sacred to Aesculapius because they were believed to have the power to renew their youth by shedding their old skin and growing a new one. SEE: caduceus
Aesculapius is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Aesculapius." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738558/all/staff_of_Aesculapius.
Aesculapius. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738558/all/staff_of_Aesculapius. Accessed November 19, 2019.
Aesculapius. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738558/all/staff_of_Aesculapius
Aesculapius [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 19]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738558/all/staff_of_Aesculapius.
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