Herophilus

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Herophilus

(hɪəˈrɒfɪləs)
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(Biography) died ?280 bc, Greek anatomist in Alexandria. He was the first to distinguish sensory from motor nerves
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Since the groundbreaking inquiries of the great physician Herophilos, anatomical studies have proceeded according to the charmingly naive notion that knowledge lies hidden beneath, behind, under--truth unseen, inevitably concealed by some opaque membrane or bloody collection of tissues.
Earliest examples from the library and schools at Alexandria include Herophilos's establishment of the scientific bases of medicine.
(20.) As von Staden points out, Herophilos identified and named the epididymis, a duct system over or "near" the testicles (testicle=didymos).