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Diocles of Carystus

Diocles of Carystus (probably 375–300 BC), also known as Diocles Medicus, came from the island of Euboea but is remembered as a resident of Athens. He wrote on animal anatomy, dietetics, physiology, embryology, and medical botany, but only fragments of his writings survive. His work on anatomy may have been the first of its kind […]

Anatomica: The exquisite and unsettling art of human anatomy

Arpan K. Banerjee Solihull, United Kingdom   Cover of Anatomica: The Exquisite and Unsettling Art of Human Anatomy by Joanna Ebenstein. The first known anatomy book was written around 300 BC by Diocles, a Greek philosopher and physician who based his work on animal dissections. Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani corpori Fabrica from 1543 was the […]