Part I: Dissection in the Ancient World
UNIVERSITIES: HISTORY, PURPOSE, POLITICS | FreedomProject Media
Published: May 9, 2017
This series begins with dissection in the ancient world, focusing on Egypt, Greece, and Rome. How and why did Egyptian priests remove organs from the bodies of pharaohs and mummify their remains? How did religion and the search for the soul drive the rise of anatomical science? How did key figures like the Greek philosopher Aristotle and the Roman physician Galen advance the study of dissection by anatomizing animals?