Paul of Aegina (ējĪˈnə) [key], 7th cent.?, Greek physician. His only extant work is a medical history in seven books; it was translated into English, with a commentary by Francis Adams (3 vol., 1844–47). The sixth book, a treatise on surgery, influenced European and Arabic surgery in the Middle Ages.
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