Aesculapian


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In contrast to the grass snake and the Aesculapian snake, however, the dice snake has a nearly full aquatic lifestyle and lacks the yellow neck ring in all life stages; thus it cannot be confused with the former species.
depict the ruins of the Byzantine city of Mistra and the Aesculapian clinic of Epidaurus.
Dylan said the aesculapian rat snake can be found throughout Europe but is not native to North Wales.
Writing to his teacher Justus Liebig in 1849, Max Josef von Pettenkofer (1818-1901) said: "The reagent-case now holds the same position as the crocodile and basilisc used to in the stalls of those itinerant Aesculapian quacks.
It is also a refuge for rare animals, such as the Caucasian parsley frog (Pelodytes caucasicus), the Aesculapian snake (Elaphe longissima), the Caucasian viper (Vipera kaznakowii), and the Asia Minor newt (Triturus vittacus).
4) The American Medical Association formally adopted Asclepius's staff as part of its official insignia in 1910, but American doctors had associated their profession with it as early as 1824, when the medical journal The Aesculapian Register (Philadelphia) ran an engraving of a snake twined around a blasted tree-trunk as the periodical's masthead.