Among the first physicians and physiologists at the pre-Hippocratic medicine with contradictions and oscillating doctrines was Alcmaeon from Croton in the 6th century BC. For many it is shared as the father of scientific medicine. Unfortunately, we have only eighteen texts written for him and only five fragments texts written by him. This saved extracts and testimonies they refer mostly to physiology, epistemology and psychology Was born in the city of Croton (Κρότων) in Magna Graecia (southern Italy) was reference point for the activity of physicians and philosophers over the years. Furthermore Herodotus tells us about the excellent practice quality of the physicians, “compared to all the others known in that period”, among which Alcmaeon. But Croton is also famous as the center of thought and activity of the philosopher Pythagoras of Samos (Πυθαγόρας ὁ Σάμιος, 580-500 BC) through his Pythagorean school around 530 BC.
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|Titolo:||The Alcmaeon’s School of Croton: Philosophy and Science|
SANTACROCE, LUIGI [Investigation] (Corresponding)
TOPI, SKENDER [Data Curation]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|