The Doctor of Physic is the 18th character of the prologue to the canterbury tales. 437. Of his diete mesurable was he, 438. For it was of no superfluitee, 439. But of greet norissyng and digestíble. 440. His studie was but litel on the Bible. 441. In sangwyn and in pers he clad was al, 442. Lyned with taffata and with sendal. 443. And yet he was but esy of dispence; 444. He kepte that he wan in pestilence. 445. For gold in phisik is a cordial; 446. Therfore he lovede gold in special.