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  • adj. Alternative form of Aesculapian.
  • n. Alternative form of Aesculapian.


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  • Here the Esculapian militia were once more in motion.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • ‘The Esculapian Repository,’ by Doctor Macshane; a red-headed lad was spreading a plaster in the old parlour; the little window of my room, once so neat and bright, was cracked in many places, and stuffed with rags here and there; the flowers had disappeared from the trim garden-beds which my good orderly mother tended.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Like an ell of good riband tyed under the throat. and "We three blunder-heads," two frizzled physicians of the last century, and the invariably accompanying cane, or Esculapian wand.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 533, February 11, 1832

  • Altogether I cannot conceive of a more irrational manner of performing Esculapian duties, than that adopted by the "faculty" of the Western Wilderness.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • Several of these oracular prescriptions, inscribed upon a marble slab, were found on the site of an Esculapian temple near Rome.

    Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery

  • In the present advanced stage of culture, many physicians devote themselves to particular branches of their art, and each human organ, when ailing, may invoke assistance from its own special Esculapian.

    Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery

  • It happened that a young lady of fortune fell ill about that time, and her mother was induced to send for the newly fledged Esculapian.

    Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery

  • But I hissed, and seized her fingers with my teeth, as if I were an Esculapian snake; then, drawing back her hand again, she lay down and wrapped herself up quickly, while I swallowed the porridge, and, when full, retired to rest.

    Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery

  • I will not explain how it was done, but there was a verdict for defendant with costs on the Esculapian wreck.


  • Although not a graduate, I had all the pruriency of a young neophyte, and felt very desirous of an occasion wherein my Esculapian acquirements

    Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana "Swamp Doctor"


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