Functional neuroanatomy in the pre-Hippocratic era: observations from the Iliad of Homer.

@article{Sahlas2001FunctionalNI,
  title={Functional neuroanatomy in the pre-Hippocratic era: observations from the Iliad of Homer.},
  author={Demetrios J. Sahlas},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={1352-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe observations of neurological significance made in the Iliad of Homer and to interpret these relative to pre-Hippocratic concepts of health and disease in Ancient Greece. METHODS English translations of the Iliad were analyzed for references of neurological significance, and the Homeric Greek was subsequently reviewed for accuracy. Findings are discussed in the context of ancient Greek ideas regarding anatomy and physiology, early descriptions and conceptualizations of… CONTINUE READING

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