- died ?280 bc, Greek anatomist in Alexandria. He was the first to distinguish sensory from motor nerves
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They had been described long before by Herophilus and others.
Herodotus was a great teacher and writer; also Herophilus, his pupil.
Herophilus first made diagnosis by the pulse, upon which he wrote a book.
Herophilus, in that sinus of the brain which is the basis of it.
Herophilus, that one species of motion is obvious only to reason, the other to sense.
Herophilus(hə-rŏf′ə-ləs)fl. c. 300 bc
- Greek anatomist and surgeon. A pioneer of dissection, he compared the human anatomy to that of other animals and gave detailed descriptions of the brain, liver, spleen, and sexual organs.
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