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The Earliest Depiction of The Brain

One of a series of five drawings found in a number of Eastern and Western medical manuscripts which are believed to be copied from a much earlier source – possibly in Alexandria circa 300 BC. The insert shows possibly the earliest depiction of the brain (Figure 1) [1].

Figure 1 The Earliest Depiction of The Human Body


1              Wickens, A.P.: ‘A history of the brain: from stone age surgery to modern neuroscience’ (Psychology Press, 2014. 2014)

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