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1

Herophilus

Explained difference between tendon and nerves,arteries and veins,and was familiar with the topic of optic nerves

2

Greeks

Felt the idea of dissecting the body was wicked

Investigated the surface of the body and it's symptoms

3

Hippocrates

Regarded as the father or medical science because of his removal of superstition from medicine

4

Egyptians

Frequently dissected the body because of differences in religious attitudes

5

Hero of Alexandria

Invented the first turbine used for puppet shows

6

Chaldeans

Pseudo science of astrology

7

Eratosthenes

Calculated the circumference of the earth

Using distance between syene and Alexandria

8

Euclid

Wrote a text book called The Elements which was used as a standard for a thousand years

9

Juice of wild poppy

Contains opium was used to relieve pain

10

Unwashed Sheeps wool containing lanolin

Applied to wounds to soothe swelling and irritation