Machaon, son of Asclepius the Healer - physician and warrior. He cures Menelaus' wound in Book 4 - but is wounded himself by Paris in Book 11. Achilles is curious when he sees him being carted off the battlefield by Nestor, and sends Patroclus to investigate: this sets in motion the chain of events which will end in Patroclus' death, and Achilles' return to the fighting.