Ancient Medicine Research Paper

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There are many prominent medical practitioners in ancient times that have led to advancements of medicine and the understanding of the human body. This essay would focus on the three more influential figures in ancient medicine. They are Herophilus (330 – 260 BC), Pedanius Dioscorides (1 century BC) and Galen (129 – 216 AD). Herophilus was known as the father of anatomy as he was one of the only two ancient physicians, the other being Erasistratus, that dissected humans. Pedanius Dioscorides was a physician to the Roman army and pharmacologist was known as the father of western pharmacology. He wrote a book called De Materia Medica which had a different way of classifying substances. The book was extensive and well laid out that it was used for many centuries. The last significant…show more content…
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