\njuːmˈatɪk fɪzˈɪʃənz], \njuːmˈatɪk fɪzˈɪʃənz], \n_j_uː_m_ˈa_t_ɪ_k f_ɪ_z_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_n_z]\
Definitions of PNEUMATIC PHYSICIANS
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Name given to a sect of physicians, at the head of whom was Athenaeus, who made health and disease to consist in the different proportions of an element-which they called Pneuma,-to those of the other elementary principles. This was a fancied spiritual principle, which the Stoics regarded as an element, different from water, air, earth and fire;- the sole elementary principles previously admitted.
By Robley Dunglison
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