• I was born on the island of Ceos, Greece.
  • I studied medicine in Athens, and later founded a school of anatomy at Alexandria.
  • I built up a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, gaining insights from the dissection of animals and post-mortems of humans.
  • I traced arteries and veins to the heart, recognised the distinctions between sensory and motor nerves and rejected the Aristotelian understanding of digestion.
  • Due to these insights, I am often considered one of the founders of modern medicine.

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