Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Herophilus (335 BCE-280 BCE)
When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.
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Herophilus was a Greek physician who became an anatomist in the Museum at Alexandria. Unfortunately all of his writings have been lost. He dissected human bodies following death to ascertain the "nature of the fatal malady." He was quoted frequently by Galen, Dioscorides, Pliny and Plutarch. [Adapted from Ohio State University History of Horticulture]
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