[revised entry by james lennox on jul 16, 2021. changes to: main text, bibliography, notes.html] aristotle is properly recognized as the originator of the sci study of life. this is true despite the fact that many earlier greek natural philosophers occasionally specul8d onna origins of living things and much of the hippocratic med corpus, which was written b4 or during aristotle’s lifetime, displays a serious interest in human anatomy, physiology and pathology. and plato has timaeus, inna eponymous dialogue, devote a ponderable pt of his speech to the human body and its functions (and malfunctions)….
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