Marcellus Empiricus (ca. 395 C.E.)

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Marcellus Empiricus (ca. 395 C.E.)

A Gallic-Roman writer born at Bordeaux in the fourth century. He was magister officiorum under Theodosius (379-395C.E.). He wrote a work called De medicamentis conspiricis physicis ac rationalibus, a collection of medical recipes, for the most part having more in common with popular superstition than with medical science.

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