Machaon, Medical Officer of the Myrmidons Machaon (______/ Makh??n in classical Greek). In Greek Mythology, Machaon was son of Asclepius. Machaon was a near-miraculous doctor and surgeon with the gift of mending any wound, no matter how grave it was. Hero of the Trojan War, he commanded 40 ships and took part in many combats. Some sources place him amongst the warriors hidden inside the Trojan horse.