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Greek physician and anatomist of the Alexandrian school, circa 300 B.C. See: torcular herophili.
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Herophilus: the art of medicine in early Alexandria.
(33) For a general discussion of Herophilus' attitude to dreams, see Von Staden 1989:306-09.
The heyday of neuro-anatomy dawned when Herophilus and Erasistratus commenced human dissection (probably even vivisection) of condemned criminals, under patronage of the Ptolemaic pharaohs in the newly established city of Alexandria (332 BC).
Herophilus was an anatomist at the library; his research led him to chart the purpose and function of all bodily organs, including the brain and nervous system.
von Staden, Herophilus. The art of Medicine in Early Alexandria, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1989, pp.
The library served the greatest thinkers of the time, among them Euclid, Archimedes, and Herophilus, to name a few.
9) omits any reference to Herophilus and Erasistratus in third-century BC Alexandria; when these two figures are mentioned, on pages 29 and 37, no reference is made to Heinrich von Staden's magisterial Herophilus: The Art of Medicine in Early Alexandria (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).
Herophilus conducted the first dissection of the human body in the library, and Hipparchus began the science of astronomy here.
The first documented dissections for the study of disease were performed by Alexandrian physicians Herophilus and Erasistratus in about 300 BC.
The Museum at Alexandria was the site of important early work on anatomy by Herophilus (ca.
Posteriormente, Galeno (130-200 D.C.) describio que los conductos pares senalados por Herophilus se conectan con el utero y no con la vejiga.