Pedanius Dioscorides  

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Pedanius Dioscorides Peh-DAH-nee-ohss Dye-oh-score-ID-ees (Template:Lang-grc; circa 40—90 AD) was a Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist, the author of De Materia Medica—a 5-volume encyclopedia about herbal medicine and related medicinal substances (a pharmacopeia), that was widely read for more than 1,500 years.

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