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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Physicians

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The medical skill of the Egyptians was widely celebrated. Each physician confined his practice to diseases of a single class, and thus a large household would require the attendance of numerous physicians, Genesis 50:2 . The Hebrews also had professional physicians, Exodus 21:19 Proverbs 17:22 Matthew 9:12 Luke 4:23 8:43 . In the early ages they had little anatomical skill, partly on account of the ceremonial defilement caused by touching a corpse. They gave their attention to external rather than to internal injuries and diseases, Isaiah 1:6 Ezekiel 30:21; though they also prescribed for internal and mental disorders, 1 Samuel 16:16 2 Chronicles 16:12 . They made use of sales, balms, and poultices, hyssop, oil baths, mineral baths, and river bathing, with many other remedies, Jeremiah 46:11 . Many wickedly had recourse to amulets and enchantments.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Physicians'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/p/physicians.html. 1859.

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