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Alcmaeon

[alk-mee-uh n] /ælkˈmi ən/
noun, Classical Mythology
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a son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle who commanded the second expedition against Thebes. He killed his mother for sending his father to certain death and was driven mad by the Furies.
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Alcmaeon in Medicine

Alcmaeon Alc·mae·on (ālk-mē'ən), fl. sixth century b.c.

Greek physician and philosopher. He was the first known anatomist and probably the first to perform scientific dissections of human bodies.

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