This spirit gave way to the physicians, who regarded " chemistry as the art of preparing medicines," a denotation which in turn succumbed to the arguments of Boyle, who regarded it as the " science of the composition of substances," a definition which adequately fits the science to-day.
The cause of medical materialism is the natural bias of physicians towards explaining the health and disease of mind by the health and disease of body.
There were physicians who understood the use of herbs, and must be rewarded when their help was invited.
According to others, he was poisoned by his physicians at the instigation of his son.
Oepair€ rrai, literally "attendants" or "physicians," hence "worshippers of God"), a monastic order among the Jews of Egypt, similar to the Essenes.