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(ălk-mē′ən) fl. sixth century bc.
Greek physician and philosopher. He was the first known anatomist and probably the first to perform scientific dissections of human bodies.
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Working with Alcmaeon is part of PRACS' strategy to help foreign-based companies conduct early phase work and establish their product pipelines cost-effectively with quality data in North America," said James Carlson, Chief Executive Officer of PRACS Institute.
This partnership is one of several types that help biopharmaceutical sponsors access the right specialty provider throughout the drug development lifecycle and bioequivalence generic support," said George Tsolakos, Managing Director and Chairman of Alcmaeon Pharma.
In pre-Hippocratic times, the philosopher-physician Alcmaeon of Croton (6th century BC) probably took the first tentative steps towards exploring the brain and nervous system.
Scarborough (13) suggests that the concept of four humours (blood, phlegm, yellow and black bile) probably originated with Thales (early 6th century BC), while Alcmaeon first stressed the importance of an internal equilibrium of natural phenomena.
The story centres on the return of legendary ladies' man Alcmaeon to his native city as he seeks the son and daughter he forsook at birth.
Andrew Horsley switches from suave to mentally unstable as the philandering Alcmaeon, while John McMahon's King Creon is engagingly obnoxious.
52) He also would have known that Alcmaeon the Pythagorean thought that the soul was immortal and that it "held itself in [continuous] motion like the sun.
He goes on to mention that Alcmaeon says that men die because they cannot connect the arche to the telos.
The pre-Hippocratic philosopher-physician, Alcmaeon of Croton (5th century BC), was widely regarded as the first to examine and describe the human eye.
Cock Of The North ( or Alcmaeon In Corinth if you prefer the strictly classical title ( is a significant play for several reasons.
For instance, Anaximander recognizes the need for generality in good explanation and anticipates the Principle of Sufficient Reason; Anaximenes uses concrete explanatory analogies; Xenophanes rejects polytheistic causality in favor of that of one Deity; Heraclitus demarcates the world of sense from its underlying explanatory principle (logos); and Alcmaeon, in arguing the soul's immortality, effectively propounds the Principle of Causal Synonymy.
Like the earlier Greek physician Alcmaeon of Croton --but unlike Aristotle and the majority of experts before him --Herophilus believed that the brain, and not the heart, was the 'seat of the soul'.