Apollophanes was held in great esteem by Antiochos, and not just for his medical skill: see Polyb_5.56.
King Antiochos [to the council] and people of Kos, greetings. Apollophanes, who was the [doctor of our father] and our brother, gave [many great] demonstrations of [his skill in practice], and was held [in the greatest regard and] precedence by them. He is our [kinsman and tutor]; and has conducted himself [with zeal and affection both in] previous [times and] . . .
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