E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Esculapios (Latin, Esculapius).
A disciple of Esculapius means a medical student. Esculapian, medical. Esculapios, in Homer, is a blameless physician, whose sons were the medical attendants of the Greek army. Subsequently, he was held to be the god of the medical art.