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anatomy ophtalmology

R Saban
For more than 3,000 years in Western civilizations, the knowledge of the human body gained very little ground at first, due to taboos. The body was regarded as sacred and Medicine only resorted to plants in order to heal. Hippocrates was not familiar with anatomy as the human body could not be dissected. He developed a theory of humors connected with the primary elements and opposing the dry and the moist. Even though he did not know the nervous system, he nonetheless pointed out that emotions stemmed from the brain and were caused ty particles (pneuma) emitted by the objects around us...
June 1999: Vesalius: Acta Internationales Historiae Medicinae
M Keipes, F Ries, M Dicato
We review a certain number of medical applications of a new non-euclidean geometry: the fractal geometry described by Mandelbrot. Examples come from anatomy, cytology, general physiology and physiopathology. Furthermore, real clinical applications are shown, in particular, in cardiology, neurology, ophtalmology, radiology and other imaging techniques. An easy reading mathematical approach is added. Some of the fractal images will certainly capture your attention and spur your interest for further applications of this new concept...
1993: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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