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The history of Anatomy and Physiology The study of Anatomy and Physiology has changed dramatically over the years due to changes in cultural and religious beliefs It was only until the Grecian Period people began to accept anatomy and physiology was accepted as a science It has taken many years many highly respect philosophers many cultural and religious changes and many new discoveries to advance the study anatomy and physiology It would not be where it is today with out all these contributions Originally nobody knew anything about anatomy and physiology At first it was believed if you had a disease it was because god was punishing you Another religious belief is if the body were dissected it would not be able to continue onto the afterlife There were many religious beliefs and the people strongly believed in them The Grecian period was the time people began to accept anatomy and physiology as a science This was the time when people were getting curious about the body and its functions This period produced the famous Greek physician Hippocrates One of the greatest contributions Hippocrates has made to the study anatomy and physiology was that people got diseases because of natural causes and not that it was god punishing you Erasistratus another philosopher in the Greek period He wrote a book that had observations on the heart vessels brain and cranial nerves The next period in time was the Roman era The roman period didnt help much any with the advancement of anatomy and physiology Not many dissections were performed during this time and only autopsies were performed to determine how criminals deaths happened Probably the only good thing was philosopher Claudius Galen For about fifteen hundred-year Galens writings were what
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