From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
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- History of Medicine : Add brief definition or description
- Ancient Greece : The loose collection of Greek-speaking city-states centered on the Aegean Sea which flourished from the end of the Mycenaean age to the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BC.
- Medicine : The study of health and disease of the human body.
- Biology : The science of life — of complex, self-organizing, information-processing systems living in the past, present or future.
- Galen : (ca. 131 - ca. 201) Pergamum-born influential physician of antiquity, who produced a philosophically sophisticated synthesis of earlier medical theories of the body that was dominant until the seventeenth century.
- Vesalius : (1514 - 1564) Flemish physician who revolutionized the field of anatomy by laying the groundwork for a new, observation-based methodology, using dissections of human cadavers.
- William Harvey : (1579–1657) English physician who discovered the true nature of blood circulation and the function of the heart as a pump.