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Agostino Carracci

Agostino Carracci  

(1557–1602),Italian artist, born in Bologna; he was the elder brother of Annibale Carracci and the cousin of Ludovico Carracci. Agostino painted a well-known altarpiece, The Communion of St Jerome ...
anatomical theaters

anatomical theaters  

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Since antiquity dissection has been performed on animals in two radically different ways: as a private practice of enquiry and as a public spectacle. In his Anatomical Procedures, written in ...
anatomy

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
1,950 words

The word ‘anatomy’ derives from the Greek ana (up) and tome (a cutting) — hence ‘dissection’ — and

anatomy

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
116 words

Branch of biological science that studies the structure of an organism. The study of anatomy can be divided in several

anatomy

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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339 words
In the early modern period, most areas of medical theory remained essentially Galenic and medical practice evolved very little, but anatomy was transformed, in significant part because of ... More
anatomy

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007

A branch of science dealing with the form and arrangement of body parts.

anatomy

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
540 words

The study of human anatomy was and is a part of the education of the art student. The artists of

anatomy

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R. K. Jordan

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
1,030 words
Although anatomy is still occasionally studied as a discipline in its own right, it remains essentially a vocational subject for students of medicine and dentistry. World-wide, medical ... More
Anatomy and Physiology

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,212 words
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Homer is, as ever, fons et origo (c.800 bce): the origins of Greek anatomy and physiology lie in

anatomy — history

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R. K. Jordan

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
3,280 words

is the scientific study of the structural organization of the body. Aristotle, one of the earliest students of the subject, gave the science its name, ...

anatomy and physiology

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,089 words
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Pre-modern thinkers—indeed most writers until William Harvey (d. 1657)—did not distinguish between anatomy and physiology. Form and design

anatomy and physiology

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J. T. Valiance

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
3,758 words

The examination of the parts of the body, their forms, location, nature, function, and interrelations (to adapt the list provided by ...

Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius  

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(1514–64)Belgian physician and anatomist, who was a professor at Padua for six years before becoming a physician to the Habsburg court. He is remembered for producing in 1538–43 definitive text and ...
animal

animal  

Animal Farm a fable (1945) by George Orwell which consists of a satire on Russian Communism as it developed under Stalin. The animals of the farm, led by the pigs, revolt against the cruel farmer, ...
anthropology

anthropology  

In philosophical usage, a general theory of human nature, sometimes thought to be the necessary foundation of history and all social sciences. The philosophy of anthropology considers such issues as ...
Arab medicine

Arab medicine  

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The contribution of Arabic medicine to the evolution of medical knowledge is immense. Arab conquests in the 7th century came at a time when the Greco-Roman civilization was plunging deep ...
Aristotle

Aristotle  

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(384–322bce). Greek philosopherimportant in the early history of Western linguistics both for his general contributions to logic, rhetoric, and poetics and for a specific classification of speech ...
art and science

art and science  

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Have been interdependent in highly creative ways since the fifteenth century. Artists have utilized scientific and mathematical principles since the popularization of perspective in Leon Battista ...
Asaph the Physician

Asaph the Physician  

Asaph Judaeus or ‘Asaph ben Berachyahu’, pseudonym attached to the ‘Book of Remedies’ (Sepher Refuoth), considered the oldest Hebrew medical work, variously dated from the 6th to the 10th century. ...
Athenaeus

Athenaeus  

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Of Attaleia in Pamphylia was the founder of a school of physicians, the Pneumatists. Imbued with Stoic ideas but well trained in philosophy in general, Athenaeus assumed as basic elements ...

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