Herophilus

Herophilos (/hɪˈrɒfɪləs/; Greek: Ἡρόφιλος; 335–280 BC), sometimes Latinised Herophilus, was a Greek physician deemed to be among the earliest anatomists. Born in Chalcedon, he spent the majority of his life in Alexandria. He was the first scientist to systematically perform scientific dissections of human cadavers. He recorded his findings in over nine works, which are now all lost. Celsus in the 1st-century medical treatise De Medicina and the early Christian author Tertullian state that Herophilos vivisected at least 600 live prisoners.

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Name(s):
      Herophilos
Occupation:
      Physician
Birth:
      335 BC, Chalcedon
Death:
      280 BC, Alexandria, Egypt

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  • Herophilus (325-255 B. C.) is one of the group that has been called the great Greek physicians. All members of this group lived during the last 400 years of Greek intellectual leadership and the first 200 years of Roman domination. Herophilus was born in the Greek town of Chalcedon.
  • Herophilos – Wikipedia
    Herophilos (/hɪˈrɒfɪləs/; Greek: Ἡρόφιλος; 335–280 BC), sometimes Latinised Herophilus, was a Greek physician deemed to be among the earliest anatomists. Born in Chalcedon, he spent the majority of his life in Alexandria. He was the first scientist to systematically perform scientific dissections of human cadavers.
  • Herophilus | Alexandrian physician | Britannica
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