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Antike Anatomien [Antike Anatomien].
Therapeutische Umschau. Revue Thérapeutique
Publication types: English Abstract ; Historical Article ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
One still wonders today at the anatomical precision with which various ancient authors, like Homer, depict the inner body. How was it possible to get such a precise knowledge, at a period when medicine was not particularly famous for its scientific achievements? The history of the beginnings of western anatomy reveals a surprising variety: its progress, until the tremendous technical fulfilments of contemporary anatomical imaging, has been neither linear, nor spontaneous, nor even necessary. Before becoming one of the epistemological bedrocks of medicine, its history reveals itself filled with accidents, ruptures, contingencies, and actors who contributed to modify its course.
Anatomy/history, Autopsy/history, Greece, History, Ancient, Humans
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