The ancient Syrian physician Archigenes and his contributions to neurology and neuroanatomy

The ancient Syrian physician Archigenes and his contributions to neurology and neuroanatomy Childs Nerv Syst (2017) 33:1419–1420 DOI 10.1007/s00381-016-3191-2 COVER EDITORIAL The ancient Syrian physician Archigenes and his contributions to neurology and neuroanatomy 1,2 1 3 1 Michael James Montalbano & Amit Sharma & Rod J. Oskouian & Marios Loukas & R. Shane Tubbs Received: 7 July 2016 /Accepted: 11 July 2016 /Published online: 23 July 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Introduction library circa 47 BCE and lack of any subsequent attempts at repair [2]. While in operation, however, this academic envi- ronment produced several different schools of thought. The Hippocratic theory of medicine became dominant in the third century BCE and was premised on linking pathology to dys- crasia of the four humors: blood, phlegm, black bile, and yel- low bile. On the other hand, pneumatists posited that matter is held together by a refined airy element called pneuma, which in turn is influenced by hot, cold, wet, and dry elements [3]. While this doctrine of pneumatism originated with Hippocrates, it did not become cohesive until a school was founded in the first century CE by Athenaeus of Attalia in Pamphylia, who was a student of the Stoic philosophers [4]. This synthesis of multiple practices and ideas into a single http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Child's Nervous System Springer Journals

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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Medicine & Public Health; Neurosurgery; Neurosciences
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0256-7040
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1433-0350
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10.1007/s00381-016-3191-2
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