Alcmaeon of Croton

@article{Debernardi2010AlcmaeonOC,
  title={Alcmaeon of Croton},
  author={Alberto Debernardi and Elena Sala and Giuseppe D'aliberti and Giuseppe Talamonti and Antonia Francesca Franchini and Massimo Collice},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={66},
  pages={247–252}
}
IN THE LATTER half of the sixth century BC, Croton was the site of the most famous medical school in Magna Graecia, where diseases of the human body were examined in a scientific and experimental manner instead of by using the contemporary supernatural, nearly magical concepts. Alcmaeon was one of the most active physicians interested in human physiology in the medical tradition of Croton. Although Alcmaeon was devoted to science and was a skillful experimentalist, little is known about his… 

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