Greek anatomist herophilus: the father of anatomy
- MedicineAnatomy & cell biology
One of the most stirring controversies in the history of Anatomy is that Herophilus, an ancient Greek anatomist and his younger contemporary, Erasistratus, were accused of performing vivisections of…
A historical approach to the ventricular system of the brain
- Medicine, Biology
Aristotle was the first to approach the ventricular system of the brain, and his knowledge on the organization, function and number of cavities was debugged to the point of proposing the existence of eight ventricles.
The Neurology of Erasistratus
Erasistratus, probably with Herophilus, discovered four ventricles as well as the convolutions of the cerebrum and devised a corpuscular theory for physiological mechanisms of particle behaviour.
Animal Models as a Tool to Design Therapeutical Strategies for CMT-like Hereditary Neuropathies
- BiologyBrain sciences
This review describes how animal models have been used in ancient medicine until the use of rodents as the prevalent model in present times and shows how strategies have been developed to finally arrive to possible treatments for IPNs.
Bygone theatres of events: A history of human anatomy and dissection
- MedicineAnatomical record
An abridged account of anatomy's development is provided, highlighting key moments in its growth, the valuable contributions of many different societies to the discipline, and the important roles of several luminary anatomists of antiquity.
The anatomy of the brain – learned over the centuries
- HistorySurgical neurology international
A historical review is proposed to describe in a historical review to summarize the main theories and concepts that emerged throughout brain anatomy history and understand how the socio-historical context can reflect on the nature of scientific knowledge.
The brainstem and its neurosurgical history
- MedicineNeurosurgical Review
From the first trepanning of the posterior fossa and later finger surgery, to the occurrence of safe entry zones, this paper aims to review how neuroanatomy and brainstem surgery were understood historically, and how the surgical technique evolved from Galen of Pergamon up to the twenty-first century.
Post-Mortem Pedagogy: A Brief History of the Practice of Anatomical Dissection
- MedicineRambam Maimonides medical journal
Presently, body bequeathal programs are a popular way in which individuals offer their bodies to medical education after death, suggesting that the once widespread views of dissection as punishment have largely dissipated.
The anatomy of self: A medical artist’s perspective
Medical illustrators work within and around life’s unclear coordinates and are hired to pay attention to these dissonant voices. We work with the sick, dying and dead on a daily basis ‐ from the…
History of Hygiene Focusing on the Crucial Role of Water in the Hellenic Asclepieia (i.e., Ancient Hospitals)
Prehistoric Hellenic civilizations like many other civilizations believed in gods and thought they had influence on the everyday life of the people. During the Bronze Ages the explanations of illness…
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Dialectic and science: Galen, Herophilus and Aristotle on phenomena.
- PhilosophyClio medica
This paper examines the nature of Galen's argument in the De placitis Hippocratis et Platonis, concerned with the location of the psychic functions within the body, integrating Aristotelian dialectic and scientific demonstration based on anatomical experiments.