As part of our e-twinning project, I’d like to talk to you about one of the greatest ancient Greek doctors and anatomists, called Erasistratus.
Erasistratus was born in Ioulida of Kea, in Kos, in Chios, or in Samos. He lived in Alexandria for some time and he founded a school of anatomy there.
His achievements were many. He thought that the nerves moved a nervous spirit from the brain and he is credited with one of the first in-depth descriptions of the cerebrum and the cerebellum. He also examined the anatomy of the brain and he believed that we feel hungry because our stomach is empty.
Erasistratus was also sure that the spleen, the bile, and some other parts of the body were useless to animals. Some valves of the heart may have taken their name from him.
In conclusion, Erasistratus was a bright example of a person who tried to excel in anatomy and he achieved it! People like him should be role models for us!
Chryssa Panagopoulou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia