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The nervous system in antiquity (Clast)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  23/06/16) Neurophysiology Pneuma Neurophysiological hypotheses largely revolved around concepts regarding the nature and function of pneuma(air) as ‘vital spirit’ essential for life, which entered the body mainly during breathing but also through pores in the skin. Originally … Continue reading

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The nervous system in antiquity (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 31/10/15) Alexandria (Hellenistic era)Up to the Hellenistic era, all knowledge of neuro-anatomy had been based purely on animal dissections. The heyday of neuro-anatomy dawned when Herophilus and Erasistratuscommenced human dissection (probably even vivisection) of condemned criminals, under … Continue reading

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The nervous system in antiquity (A)

This overview of the nervous system in antiquity shows  that whereas neuro-anatomy had its heyday in the 4th and  3rd centuries BC (the Alexandrian School) and was later  consolidated by Galen in the 2nd century AD, neurophysiology remained largely mired … Continue reading

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NEYΡΑ – NERVES – НЕРВЫ

The nervous system in antiquity This overview of the nervous system in antiquity shows that whereas neuro-anatomy had its heyday in the 4th and3rd centuries BC (the Alexandrian School) and was later consolidated by Galen in the 2nd century AD, … Continue reading

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