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  • Anatomy [r]: The branch of morphology given to the study of the structure of members of the biological kingdom Animalia (animals). [e]
  • Human physiology [r]: Science of the workings of the human body and its component parts, at many levels and modes of scientific investigation and at many levels in the heirarchy of the human body’s complex and changing organization. [e]

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  • Hippocrates [r]: (c. 460 – 370 BCE) A physician, who revolutionized the practice of medicine by transforming it from its mythical, superstitious, magical and supernatural roots to a science based on observation and reason. [e]
    • Alcmaeon preceded Hippocrates in promulgating a rationalistic, "natural causes" philosophy in medicine, and Alcmaeon's writings may have influenced Hippocrates' development of a disciplined practice of medicine free of the supernatural paradigm.