Erasistratus 300-260 B.C.

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Erasistratus likewise was a Greek physician who became an outstanding anatomist in Alexandria. He devised the first crude respiration calorimeter. No complete textual records are extant. He was probably a student of Theophrastus.



Roman World as the Center of Intellectual Accomplishment

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