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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Like the ancient library of Alexandria in which they were kept--the library infamously set aflame, ostensibly by accident, during Caesar's conquest of the city in 48 BC--scant evidence of the works of Herophilos remain.
Then follows a detailed refutation of the argument of sameness: women do not have the small vessels which Herophilos has first observed and named; [20] it is absurd to consider the neck of the uterus a reverse of the male member, for the former is but a cavity while the latter has muscles, nerves, and vessels for urine and semen.