History of Classical Anatomy
Published Online: 25 APR 2001
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Cosans, C. E. 2001. History of Classical Anatomy. eLS. .
- Published Online: 25 APR 2001
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Anatomy was developed in ancient Greece by physicians and natural philosophers who used dissection and vivisection to investigate the nature of the body. Throughout classical antiquity different techniques were advanced as anatomists debated various theories.