The ancient Greek’s understanding of medicine including anatomy was quite rudimentary to begin with. However, figures like Hippocrates and Herophilus of Chalcedon, were aware of certain things others were not, and they utilized their time to research how the human body functions. Much of the study of the human body came from injuries inflicted on people. Physicians would examine the injuries in order to form a better understanding of the human body. This would give a basis to study the human body, but without advanced technology and possibility of autopsies would hinder the ability for the physicians to truly understand or experiment on the body.
Classics; Ancient Science Fair; Ancient Medicine; Hippocrates; Herophilus; Galen
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Classics | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
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Henson , M. (2020). Ancient Medicine. Dayton, Ohio.