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The birth and evolution of neuroscience through cadaveric dissection.
Neurosurgery. 2010 Sep; 67(3):799-809; discussion 809-10.N

Abstract

Although interest in the art of dissection and vivisection has waxed and waned throughout the ages, the past century has seen it accepted as commonplace in medical schools across the country. No other practice in medicine has contributed more to the understanding of neuroanatomy and the neurosciences as dissection of the human cadaver, the origins of which are widely documented to have been in Alexandrian Greece. This article chronicles the fascinating and often controversial use of dissection and vivisection in these fields through the ages, beginning with Herophilus of Alexandria, among the first systematic dissectors in the history of Western medicine. The authors comment on its role in the development of modern neurosurgery and conclude with remarks about use of this educational tool today in the United States.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, The Neurological Institute, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20657312

Citation

Moon, Karam, et al. "The Birth and Evolution of Neuroscience Through Cadaveric Dissection." Neurosurgery, vol. 67, no. 3, 2010, pp. 799-809; discussion 809-10.
Moon K, Filis AK, Cohen AR. The birth and evolution of neuroscience through cadaveric dissection. Neurosurgery. 2010;67(3):799-809; discussion 809-10.
Moon, K., Filis, A. K., & Cohen, A. R. (2010). The birth and evolution of neuroscience through cadaveric dissection. Neurosurgery, 67(3), 799-809; discussion 809-10. https://doi.org/10.1227/01.NEU.0000383135.92953.A3
Moon K, Filis AK, Cohen AR. The Birth and Evolution of Neuroscience Through Cadaveric Dissection. Neurosurgery. 2010;67(3):799-809; discussion 809-10. PubMed PMID: 20657312.
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