11 Facts About Anatomist


Anatomist observed that when a ring-like portion of bark was removed on a trunk a swelling occurred in the tissues above the ring, and he unmistakably interpreted this as growth stimulated by food coming down from the leaves, and being captured above the ring.

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Anatomist was able to distinguish the sensory and the motor nerves in the human body and believed that air entered the lungs and heart, which was then carried throughout the body.

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Anatomist's distinction between the arteries and veins—the arteries carrying the air through the body, while the veins carried the blood from the heart was a great anatomical discovery.

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Anatomist showed that the uterus is a hollow organ and described the ovaries and uterine tubes.

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Anatomist recognized that spermatozoa were produced by the testes and was the first to identify the prostate gland.

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Anatomist compiled existing knowledge and studied anatomy through dissection of animals.

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Anatomist was one of the first experimental physiologists through his vivisection experiments on animals.

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Anatomist's work was known to Renaissance doctors only through Islamic Golden Age medicine until it was translated from the Greek some time in the 15th century.

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Anatomist made use of his anatomical knowledge in his artwork, making many sketches of skeletal structures, muscles and organs of humans and other vertebrates that he dissected.

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Anatomist was responsible for setting up the system of three years of "pre-clinical" academic teaching in the sciences underlying medicine, including especially anatomy.

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Anatomist noticed that the frequently fatal fever occurred more often in mothers examined by medical students than by midwives.

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