In Greek mythology, Apollo and his twin sister, Artemis, were the children of Zeus and Leto and were born on the island of Delos. Hence, Apollo was often called the Delian god, and Delos long remained a center of his worship. He was also identified closely with Delphi, in central Greece, where he killed the serpent Python and founded the most renowned center for prophecy in the ancient world, the shrine of the Delphic Oracle. Areas of special concern to Apollo were prophecy, medicine, the fine arts, archery, beauty, flocks and herds, law, courage, and wisdom. - Grolier's Encyclopedia
According to legend, medicine, taught to Chiron by Apollo, was in turn passed on to Aesculapius, who may have been a real man who lived about 1200 BC, but later was thought to be a god and was worshiped in temples of healing. Inscriptions on these temples record the treatment of disease, consisting of rest, exercise, diet, and magic. - Grolier's Encyclopedia
A medicated plug of wool, lint, etc., to be inserted in the neck of the womb, or other aperture of the body, for the cure of various ailments; a suppository. - Oxford English Dictionary
Laboring Under The Stone
Suffering from kidney stones.