Before the modern medical era, the main means for studying the internal structures of the body were dissection of the dead and inspection, palpation and auscultation of the living. It was the advent of microscopy that opened up an understanding of the building blocks that constituted living tissues.
Some of the most striking advances in early anatomy and physiology took place in Hellenistic Alexandria.
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