Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: fissure of Rolando

  • Luigi Rolando

    JMS Pearce Hull, England   Likened to the small intestines, in ancient times the gyri of the brain were named “coils” by Greek physicians and anatomists. Vesalius in the sixteenth century amplified the description in the celebrated De humani corporis fabrica. Thomas Willis in Cerebri anatome (1664) radically changed the accepted view that cognitive and…